Railways, BHEL tie up for solar power generation

Indian Railway in collaboration with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has set up a 1.7 Megawatt solar power plant at Bina, Madhya Pradesh. The project involves the adoption of innovative technology for converting Direct Current to single-phase Alternating Current for feeding directly to Railway’s overhead traction system.

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The solar power plant has been established near the Bina Traction Sub Station (TSS). It can produce approximately 25 lakh units of energy annually and will save around ₹1.37 crore for Railways every year. The project was undertaken by BHEL under its Corporate social responsibility (CSR) scheme.

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  • Chairman & MD of BHEL: Nalin Shinghal.
  • BHEL founded: 1964; Headquarters: New Delhi, India.
  • Union Minister of Railways: Piyush Goyal.

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