Ministry of Shipping aims to install 160.64 MW of Renewable Energy Projects at Major Ports by 2017

Ministry of Shipping aims to install

In a bid to promote renewable source of energy the Ministry of Shipping has announced to install solar and wind based power systems at all the Major Ports across the country.

The Ministry is planning to set up 90.64 MW of Solar Energy Capacity at twelve Major Ports and 70 MW of Wind Energy Capacity at four Major Ports by 2017. These major ports have already started the process of setting-up the renewable energy projects from their profit earnings.

The total financial implications of the solar projects will be 407.7 crores. Wind energy projects will be executed in three Major Ports namely Kandla, V.O. Chidambaranar Port and Kamarajar Port.

The ministry said that a total of 6.94 MW of solar projects has already been commissioned with Vishakhapatnam Port leading the way with 6.25 MW, the other ports in which solar projects have been commissioned are Kolkata Port, New Manglore Port, V.O. Chidambaranar Port & Mumbai Port. Remaining solar power projects will be commissioned phase wise and is expected to be completed by 2017.

These renewable energy projects will help in the reduction of carbon emission and will lead to improvement of the environment around the ports.

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