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Delhi Secretariat set to run on solar power

Officials also said the move would bring down the Secretariat’s electricity bill.

Soon, the Delhi Secretariat will be the first state secretariat in the country to run completely on solar energy, with the government planning to set up a 3 MW ground-based solar power plant at Indraprastha power station.

The government has partnered with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) to set up the plant on a vacant plot in the power station.

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“This solar power plant will be a showcase power plant, supplying power directly to the Delhi Secretariat for the next 25 years. To achieve the goal of making the national capital a solar city, the Delhi government has decided to initiate the project from the Secretariat,” said a government spokesperson.

Officials said work on the project has already begun. “The plant will utilise the latest technology, including a tracker mechanism which will track the movement of the sun for maximum output. The government is also taking steps to convert the Secretariat into an energy-efficient building, by adopting various energy efficiency measures,” said a government official.

Officials also said the move would bring down the Secretariat’s electricity bill.