Wind generated energy is helping Central Railway to save Rs 35 lakh every year, reported Mid Day. The use of wind energy, the report added, will also help the nation to reduce carbon footprint by 0.082 million tonnes of Carbon Dioxide.
Central Railway's chief public relations officer Sunil Udasi, who was quoted speaking in the report, said that the move is in line with national policy and Indian Railway's commitment for a clean environment. As per Udasi, the zone had made an agreement with National Thermal Power Corporation's (NTPC) Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Ltd for the supply of wind energy. Following this, the supply began on June 22 from National Aluminium Company’s (NALCO) wind energy plant in Jath Sangli, added the report.
In addition, the official also said to the report that the new project will enable the railway zone to save approx Rs. 35 crore annually towards difference in tariff and cost of Renewable Energy Certificates partially besides reducing nations carbon footprint considerably.
The move could be a big step towards taking on pollution and shifting towards eco-friendly power as the railway has been a major consumer of energy in the country.