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.
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.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Chairman & MD of BHEL: Nalin Shinghal.
- BHEL founded: 1964; Headquarters: New Delhi, India.
- Union Minister of Railways: Piyush Goyal.