The Ludhiana Smart City mission has announced a partnership with PEDA to soon begin work on the second phase of installation of rooftop solar panels
The Ludhiana Smart City mission has announced a partnership with Punjab Energy Development Authority (PEDA) to soon begin work on the second phase of installation of rooftop solar panels which will cover the government schools and colleges in the area.
Under the agreement, PEDA will install the rooftop solar panels while funding will come through the Smart City Mission. For this project, the site survey is almost over and officials have claimed that by the last week of January or the first week of February installation process will start.
According to the proposal, government schools, government colleges and meritorious schools will get rooftop solar panels. As many as 25 locations have been identified for the purpose. The total capacity of these rooftop panels will be around 800 kW and will cost Rs 4.03 crore. The PEDA has already conducted a site survey at the locations. The purpose of the project is to reduce hefty electricity bills at government educational institutions.
Talking about the project, PEDA director MP Singh claimed that they had signed an agreement with Ludhiana Smart City Limited last month and now the site survey was also at the finishing stage. He added that he was hopeful that the project would start shortly and, barring any glitches, it will be over in the next 4-5 months.
In the first phase of installation of solar panels, 20 MC buildings got rooftop solar panels for the generation of energy, resulting in the reduction of electricity bills. In these buildings, all zonal and subzonal offices of MC, Guru Nanak Stadium, fire brigade offices, Indoor Stadium and MC workshop were covered. Terming the phase I to be a success, the officials concerned have claimed that they were able to save a lot in electricity bills and that was why the second phase would soon be initiated.