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Dec 15 2016 (08:48)  Metro Railway observes 'National Energy Conservation Day' (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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KOLKATA: Metro Railway observed 'National Energy Conservation Day' on Wednesday by discussing further measures to adopt non-conventional energy. As part of its energy conservation programme, Metro Railway, one of the major energy consuming organizations in the country, has already undertaken several measures.
"Rabindra Sadan and Rabindra Sarobar Metro stations have been converted to 'Green Stations' and are utilizing solar energy. Energy load has been reduced from 50 kW to 25 kW by use of LED lights resulting in saving of energy of 0.3 MU. This has led to cost savings of Rs 0.21 crore," said Metro Railway CPRO Indrani Banerjee.
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ventilation fan motors have been provided with VVVF drives, resulting in significant saving of 1.2 million units of energy and Rs 0.84 crores per year. On completion of the work in all the Ventilation fan motors, Metro Railway will achieve energy saving of six million units leading to a reduction of nearly Rs 4.2 crore in the annual energy bill.
"Solar panels of 530 kWp capacity have already been installed at various office buildings and units of Metro Railway. All old assets are being replaced by star rated equipment which have high energy efficiency. The new rakes which will start arriving from January, 2017, will have 3-phase technology with regenerative braking features. It will lead to further reduction in traction energy consumption by about 30%," Banerjee added.
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