Haryana Raj Bhawan to get power from solar plant

Chandigarh: In an initiative to reduce dependency on conventional energy sources, the Raj Bhavan in Haryana has commissioned an exclusive solar power plant in its premises for power supply during the day.

The 45 KW grid interactive solar photo-voltaic power plant commissioned by the Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) is likely to supplement about 66,000 units of electricity annually through solar energy. The plant is set up at a cost of Rs 72 lakh with a complete financial assistance from Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy under Special Area Demonstration Programme, a HAREDA release said.

The hybrid system will first feed power to the loads from energy produced through this plant and will draw the remaining power from main supply to meet the load requirements. Eight solar power plants of 7.8 MW capacity have already been set up in the state under Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission and power from these plants is being fed to the state`s grid, the release said.

HAREDA is also working on solar projects to supply power in district collectorate offices in Ambala, Jind, Kurukshetra, Rewari, Fatehabad, Hisar, Faridabad, Sonepat, Narnaul and Panchkula at a total cost of Rs 1.05 crore, with a Central assistance of 50 per cent, the release said.