Haridwar: City of Gods gets sustainable energy through non-conventional resources. BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited) Haridwar has set up a 5 MW grid interactive solar PV power plant near its old 132 KV sub-station.
This solar power plant generates about 92 lack units of electricity in a year which meets about 20% of HEEP unit of BHEL, Haridwar, resulting in a reduction in its annual electricity bill by approximately Rs. 4.75 crores. The whole solar power plant system has been manufactured by BHEL itself.
In order to maximise power generation, solar panels corresponding to 1.25 MW capacity is mounted on trackers which follows the sun throughout the day while another 1.25 MW capacity have simple East-West trackers and the rest 2.5 MW has fixed module mounting structures.
This 5 MW solar power plant will radiate the power cut which used to happen in summer season and on Kumbh when there is huge need of extra power supply to the city.