LPG Bottling Plant in Leh to Run on Solar Power

The company said it has commissioned a 100 Kilowatt solar power plant at the location to run the plant’s operations.

Indian Oil

India’s largest fuel retailer, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) will install solar power plant in Leh to run its Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) bottling plant. The LPG plant in Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir is the world’s highest such facility.

The plant in Phey village is situated at 11,800 feet and supplies LPG to the Indian Army and the far-flung areas of the region. The company said it has commissioned a 100 Kilowatt solar power plant at the location to run the plant’s operations.

“The plant not being connected to the electricity grid was run using a diesel generator which consumed more than 45,000 liters of Diesel annually. Now with solar plant commissioned the diesel consumption will be reduced by 30,000 liters annually, reducing pollution in the area and saving precious fuel,” IOC said in a statement.

Indian Oil sells 10.8 million tons of LPG annually. The Leh bottling plant – with a storage capacity of 1,500 Kilo Litre – is among the six such facilities operated by the company in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu & Kashmir.

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