REIL Inks MOU for Carbon Free
Islands in Andaman & Nicobar
Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Limited (REIL), Jaipur a
Mini-Ratna PSU under Ministry of Heavy Industries entered
into an MOU with MNRE, Government of India and Andaman &
Nicobar Administration in the gracious presence of Shri
Upendra Tripathy, Secretary, MNRE to partner in Government
of India vision of making all Andaman & Nicobar Island
Diesel free in respect of power generation under Green
Energy initiatives. The MOU was signed by Shri Tarun Kapoor,
Joint Secretary, MNRE, Shri A.K. Jain, Managing Director,
REIL and Shri Sanjeev Khirwar, Commissioner (Power), Andaman
& Nicobar Administration.
REIL shall install Grid Tied Solar Photo Voltaic Power
Plants with storage to the tune of 5 MW capacity in three
Islands of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The systems will have
world class available technology and will be having advanced
storage, to be used first time in India. These Solar Power
Plants will generate 60 Lac units in a year which will help
in annual reduction of 7000 tons of Carbon dioxide.
These plants shall usher in a replacement to the Diesel
based Generating Sets, resulting in elimination of polluting
smoke and create a carbon free environment. This initiation
will reduce pollution and assist in preserving the
ecological environment of these Islands.
Shri A.K. Jain, Managing Director informed that this is
another major initiative of REIL which will provide not only
Green Energy but also contribute in preservation of
eco-system and environment at Islands. He also emphasized
that SPV solutions are one of the best Green Energy
solutions in ecologically fragile and important on
geographical areas. Such projects have great potential for
replication and an opportunity for growth of REIL.