The solar power system to be installed at the Bhandup water treatment complex, a report in Asian Age said, will produce 1.75 lakh units of energy, which will save 33 per cent of the plant’s energy demand annually and Rs 14 crore on the power expenditure.
“To save power by using unconventional energy sources, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to set up a 12.5-mw-capacity solar energy plant at the Bhandup water treatment plant,” it said.
The plant treats raw water from four dams before supplying it to more than 20 lakh households across the city.
The first phase of the project, construction of a 2.5-mw plant, has already been started at 26,000 square metres of land on a pilot basis and is likely to be completed by January 2018. The second phase would include setting up of 10-mw plant.
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