Eastern Coalfields Ltd (ECL), a subsidiary of Coal India, has commissioned a 250-kilowatt (kW) rooftop solar power project, ramping up its total installed solar rooftop capacity to 692 kW, according to a statement. The project was commissioned on Wednesday, Coal India Ltd (CIL) said in a statement.
“ECL, the West Bengal-located coal-producing subsidiary of Coal India Ltd, commissioned a 250-kW rooftop solar power project on Wednesday ramping up its total installed solar roof top capacity to 692 kW,” the statement said.
The implemented through the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), the newly installed 250 kW plant set up at ECL’s headquarters in Sanctoria for captive consumption, has an average generation of 3.65 lakh units per annum.
This is sufficient to meet 12 per cent of the entire average annual power consumption of ECL’s headquarters which is 30 lakh units. The project cost is Rs 65 lakh, excluding SECI’s incentive.
The previously installed 442 kW capacity rooftop solar power projects are spread across ECL for consumption in hospitals, area offices and guest houses.