"Shrivastava said NDMC had been identified as one of the first Solar City township under the Solar City Project of the new and renewable energy ministry. "
New Delhi, July 6 - The NDMC has selected 40 buildings in its zone here to install solar panels on their roofs, its chairman Jalaj Shrivastava said Sunday.

All the 40 buildings belong to NDMC, the smallest of civic agencies in Delhi. These include electric sub-stations as well as schools and offices.

This is part of the New Delhi Municipal Council's plan to produce solar energy, Shrivastava said in a statement.

NDMC had earlier signed a MoU with the Solar Energy Corp of India (SECI) to develop Solar Rooftop on buildings in the NDMC area, which occupies the heart of the national capital.

NDMC expects to generate almost 8 MW of solar energy within a year from this exercise, Shrivastava said.

NDMC also proposes to appoint an operator to identify, design, erect, install, test, commission the Rooftop Solar Units on both government and private buildings in its zone.

NDMC will procure all the solar power generated by the operator and inject it into the NDMC grid on the basis of rates determined by the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission.

Shrivastava said NDMC had been identified as one of the first Solar City township under the Solar City Project of the new and renewable energy ministry.

The civic agency now contributes 16 MW in a bid to resolve the power problem in Delhi.


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