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Solar Mission NCR -2021-22

उत्‍तर मध्‍य रेलवे

जनसम्‍पर्क कार्यालय

उत्‍तर मध्‍य रेलवे,प्रयागराज

पत्रांक: 11पीआर/01/2021प्रेस विज्ञप्तिदिनांक:09.01.2022

Solar Mission NCR -2021-22

(Performance April-December, 2021-22)

NCR generates 94 lacs units of energy using solar power by the end of third quarter of economy

Net revenue saving of 3.82 crores achieved in first three quarters as solar energy is not o­nly greener but cheaper too.

This has led to a reduction of 8000 tonnes of carbon emissions during this period.

Solar plants located at railway installations in Prayagraj, Kanpur, Agra, Jhansi, Aligarh and others ,all have registered improvement in performance as compared to last year.


Due to excellent upkeep , very close monitoring of operations of solar power plant & numerous innovative steps taken under Solar Mission-2021-22, the productivity of Solar plants in North Central Railway is registering an upward trajectory.

While NCR generated 81 lakhs unit of energy using solar power during April-December 2020-21, this year 94 lakhs units of energy have been generated using solar power in the same period, an improvement of 16% over last year. Not o­nlyit’s a big leap towards a larger goal of environment protection as solar energy is a greener source of energy, it has led to substantial savings in revenue too.

NCR has achieved a net revenue saving of 3.82 crores using solar power during April-December 2021.

NCR has a total installed capacity of 11.03 MWp. While 120 kWp has been installed by the Railway, remaining 10882.34 kWpcapacity has been installed by two major Solar Power Developers (SPD) Azure and ReNew o­n a PPP basis.

Among the major places where roof top solar plants have been installed are station buildings, workshops, training schools, GM office and DRM office buildings.

About 8000 tones of reduction in carbon footprints have been achieved by NCR using solar power during April-December.

An important parameter of performance of solar plants is Capacity utilization factor (CUF). NCR solar panels have shown a CUF of 12.9% during the said period which is considered as an appreciable performance.

NCR has set an ambitious target for 2021-22 to generate HIGHESTEVER solar energy to the tune of 1.3 Croreunits,thereby saving about Rs 5 Crores, i.e. Rs o­ne Crore more than the last year, under the aforesaid ‘Solar Mission - NCR’.


GM NCR Shri Pramod Kumar has called for adopting a focussed approach for augmenting the share of solar energy in its total non-traction electrical energy consumption.

Principal Chief Electrical Engineer NCR Shri Satish Kothari, who is at the helm of affairs to promote solar energy informs that utmost importance is being given to maintenance of solar plants. Some of the steps taken are:


Monitoring of Solar Energy generation is being done for each plant, inverter wise.

Daily monitoring, instead of monthly, of Energy & CUF% of plants is being done.

Defective/Decommissioned plants due to roof repairs, inverters, cables, etc have been put right.

Focused attentionfor quality cleaning of solar panels

Tree trimming in shadow affected zones.

25 points Solar Mission ready reckoner in pictorial form issued for education & sensitization of maintenance staff.

Technical & practical useful educational videos o­n 25 topics in HINDI have been issued to field supervisors for enhancing their knowledge.

Solar Diary introduced to SSEs for systematic documentation & focussed monitoring of energy & other important data in a structured manner.

Area wise performance of Railway solar plants during April-December 2021-22:

Prayagraj area:

1.Total Installed capacity- 1771KWP

2.Locations: Prayagraj station, Naini station, PrayagrajChheoki station, Mela shed, GM office, DRM office and Central Hospital

3.Solar energy generated : 1567893 Kwh ( 1460979 Kwh generated in April-December 2020)

4.Revenue saved: Rs 5094162

5.Reduction in carbon footprints: 1317 tonnes


Kanpur area:

1.Total Installed capacity- 875.59 KWP

2.Locations: Kanpur Central, Electric loco shed, Electric training centre, Running rooms, CETA school and hostel, new coaching complex and officers rest house

3.Solar energy generated : 731600 Kwh ( 618299 Kwh generated in April-December 2020)

4.Revenue saved: Rs 2145127

5.Reduction in carbon footprints: 614.54 tonnes

Aligarh area:

1.Total Installed capacity- 182 KWP

2.Locations: Aligarh junction, Retiring room

3.Solar energy generated : 161 655 Kwh ( 86825 Kwh generated in April-December 2020)

4.Revenue saved: Rs 504363

5.Reduction in carbon footprints: 136 tonnes


1.Total Installed capacity- 350 KWP

2.Location: Tundla Junction

3.Solar energy generated : 274338 Kwh ( 218133 Kwh generated in April-December 2020)

4.Revenue saved: Rs 850447

5.Reduction in carbon footprints: 230 tonnes

Jhansi area:

1.Total Installed capacity-331.1 KWP

2.Locations: DRM office, Railway Hospital and Electric Loco shed

3.Solar energy generated : 313171 Kwh ( 296674 Kwh generated in April-December 2020)

4.Revenue saved: Rs 1033464

5.Reduction in carbon footprints: 263 tonnes

Agra area:

1.Total Installed capacity- 1026.33 KWP

2.Locations: Agra Cantt, Agra Fort station , Railway Hospital, running room, Idgah station, DRM office and sick line

3.Solar energy generated : 778825 Kwh ( 619281 Kwh generated in April-December 2020)

4.Revenue saved: Rs 4926790

5.Reduction in carbon footprints: 654 tonnes

Mathura area:

1.Total Installed capacity- 382.94 KWP

2.Locations: Mathura Jn and second entry gate

3.Solar energy generated : 324949 Kwh ( 225239 Kwh generated in April-December 2020)

4.Revenue saved: Rs 1361536

5.Reduction in carbon footprints: 273 tonnes

Future plan for solar installations in NCR :

Work of installation of Solar Power Plants of 1.86 MWp o­n roof top, 46.25 MWp o­n vacant lands near Railway stations (around 185 acres acres) and 249 MWp o­n vacant lands along the railway tracks (around 1320 acres) falling under Golden Diagonal & Golden Quadrilateral (GD & GQ) over NCR by Railway Energy Management Company Limited (REMCL) has already been planned.





GM NCR received the trophy as NCR bagged second prize in 31st NECA

उत्‍तर मध्‍य रेलवे

जनसम्‍पर्क कार्यालय

उत्‍तर मध्‍य रेलवे,प्रयागराज

पत्रांक: 11पीआर/12/2021 प्रेस विज्ञप्तिदिनांक: 15.12.2021

GM NCR received the trophy as NCR bagged second prize in 31stNECA

Hon’ble Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy Shri R.K. Singh felicitated the awardees

Prize distribution Ceremony held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi o­n National Energy Conservation Day

Hon’ble Minister of state for Power Shri Krishan Pal also graced the occasion.

Motivation for NCR to work harder: GM/NCR

North Central Railway has been awarded second prize under transport category in 31stNational Energy Conservation Awards (NECA) 2021. o­n Tuesday, 14/12/21, GM NCR Shri Pramod Kumar lifted the trophy at a function held at Vigyan Bhawan New Delhi. Hon’ble Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy Shri R.K. Singh felicitated the awardees as Hon’ble Minister of state for Power Shri Krishan Pal graced the occasion.

It is worth mentioning that NCR has observed National Energy conservation week and various activities like awareness campaigns, exhibition o­n energy conservation, nukkad nataks, quiz competitions, slogan writing events were conducted to raise awareness of masses for energy conservation.

The Ministry of Power, Government of India has launched a scheme in 1991, to give national recognition through awards to industries and establishments that have taken special efforts to reduce energy consumption while maintaining their production.

BEE, under the guidance of Ministry of Power, recognizes and encourages endeavors of industrial units, institutions and establishments in reducing energy consumption by felicitating them with National Energy Conservation Awards (NECA) on the occasion of National Energy Conservation Day, celebrated o­n 14th December every year. 

This year, the NECA awards are being organized as part of the “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”.

The National Energy Conservation Awards are given to the energy-intensive units of various sectors of the Indian economy for their exceptional achievements in reducing the specific energy consumption.

A total of 408 applicants participated for NECA 2021 till closing date. NCR has been awarded second prize under transport category.

GM NCR Shri Pramod Kumar congratulated the staff and officers for this landmark achievement and appeals to maintain the momentum in the field of energy conservation. GM has further urged the officers to target for first place in NECA next year.


List of Major Energy Conservation Measures undertaken by North Central Railway (NCR)

Principal Chief Electrical Engineer (PCEE) NCR Shri Satish Kothari who has been instrumental in adoption of various energy conservation measures in NCR also accompanied the General Manager to Vigyan Bhawan for collecting the award. Heinformed about various initiatives taken by NCR in this direction. Shri Kothari informs:


1.In line with National initiative o­n solar mission, North Central Railway has attached top most priority to Solar Energy generation. Rooftop Solar Power Plants of 11.03 MWp capacity have been commissioned at different locations over NCR.


2.Utmost emphasis has been laid o­n Solar Energy Generation in Mission Mode.


3.Electrification of LC Gates through Solar Photo Voltaic Module.


4.All the Railway Stations, Workshops, Loco sheds, Offices, Residential Quarters have been provided with 100% Energy Efficient LED luminaries.


5.Use of Energy Efficient 3 Star & above labelled Electrical appliances/ equipment i.e. Air Conditioners, Water Coolers, Pumps, Geysers etc.


6.Star Rating of Building/Stations/Big Load Centers.

7.Use of automatic power factor correction panels in HT/LT panels.

8.Review of Contract Demand viz. a viz. Maximum Demand.

9.Replacement of conventional geysers in rest houses, lobbies, Retiring rooms, Hospitals, Running rooms, Canteen, Base kitchen by solar geysers.

10.LED Station Name Boards & Sign Boards.

11.Astronomical Timer switch o­n high mast towers-yard lighting/street lighting/Circulating area.

12.Use of occupancy sensors for lighting control.


13.Use of energy efficient VVVF control for lifts & escalators.


14.Provision of Energy Efficient Ceiling fans.


15.89% of track over NCR territory has already been electrified & 100% by June -2022 for reducing train operation o­n diesel.


16.Energy Regeneration in 3- Phase AC Electric Locomotives over NCR.


17.Provision of Head-on-Generation (HOG) in LHB coaches through HOG compliance locomotives to reduce Diesel consumption of power cars.


18.240 pairs of trains are running with HOG scheme over NCR, out of which, 22 pairs are running with NCR rakes. 2 Crore units (kWh) of electrical energy amounting to Rs. 12 Crores per month have been saved through energy regeneration in 3-Phase locomotives.


19.Web based Energy Monitoring System at major load center & in TSS and in Loco.


PCEE responds to the call of GM NCR and assured that the staff will work harder further with an aim to seal the top honors in NECA next year.



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