Bawankule opens solar power plant at NCI

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Apr 2018 10:58:04


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Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Maharashtra Minister for Energy, New and Renewable Energy and Guardian Minister for Nagpur District, on Monday inaugurated Vidarbha’s first 790 KW Solar Power Captive Plant in the campus of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) located in Mauza Jamtha on Outer Ring Road.
Ranjit Patil, Minister of State for Home, Ashok Mokha, welknown Architect, Shailesh Joglekar, General secretary and Chief Executive Officer - NCI, were among the prominent persons present on the occasion.

The new installation is one of its facility in the region that will save huge spending of the institute on power. Besides, the installation has lso brightened the institute’s chances for getting the coveted ‘Platinum’ rating based on the Energy Conservation Building Codes. The institute has installed 2508 solar panels each of of 315 watts on rooftop of the parking lot spread in over 2 acre land. The solar unit will generate 3,500 unit electricity. In his introductory remarks, Joglekar said that the money saved due to solar power would be utilised to treat cancer patients arriving in the NCI hospital. “We are implementing all possible measures here in campus so that we could not harm environment,” he said.

On the occasion, Bawankule appreciated the efforts of the institute in developing the facility and said that it is a ‘green’ step initiated in the larger interest of the society. “I am happy to see that the parking space has been smartly utilised for installation of solar panels. It has served a dual purpose - a roof top for parking lot and space for solar panels,” he said. “Use of solar power is need of the hour. It saves money and also protests environment. And thus the central and State governmnet are promoting the concept. we are are also offering attractive subsidy on the solar projects,” he said. Bawankule also said that his department is building a state-of-the-art 33KV power sub-station near the institute with an investment of about Rs 7 crore.

“It will be the best sub-stations in the state through which consumers could get uninterrupted power supply. Patil said that that the hospital is proving beneficial of large number of cancer patients in the Central India. “It is a well maintained place that shows the commitment of the staff members,” he said. Col A K Sharma, joint Director - NCI proposed a vote of thanks.