Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) launched a new solar power plant in its campus to augment 717.6 Kilowatts of power. Inaugurating the power plant, University Vice-Chancellor Dr V Praveen Rao said that solar power plant is established in cooperation with the Forth Partner Energy Private Limited in the campus.
The solar panels erected on the administrative, Agriculture College, central library, auditorium, hostels, postgraduate and resource centre and new zonal sports complex and other buildings will help in meeting the energy needs of the campus, he added.
He said that the partner company will look after the power generation for the next 25 years which will meet 40 per cent of the power consumption of various facilities located within the campus. He said that the University is currently paying electricity changes at the rate of Rs 7.5 paise. However, the new facilities will help the University save about Rs 4.66 paise per every unit. In turn, it will help the University save about Rs 40 lakh on power bills annually, as the new facility will help in generating about 86,100 units of power every month.
University Registrar Dr S Sudhir Kumar, other senior university official’s Dr Raji Reddy, Dr Jagadiswar, Gopala Krishna, Dr Veeranjaneyulu, Dr Sadasiva Rao, Dr Vishnuvardhan Reddy and governance council member Dr Uma Devi and others were present at the inauguration of the power plant.
Source: The Hans India