The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board has decided to use solar energy to power 56 of its reservoirs (10ml and above) in the city.
The board has entrusted Telangana State Renewable Energy Corporation to conduct a feasibility study on solar energy utilization and aims to run reservoirs on solar energy by next June, said a person familiar with the matter.
Sources said the board wants to reduce power consumption. The board is incurring Rs 80 to 100 crore bill every month from Telangana State Southern Power Distribution Company LTD to distribute water from the Godavari and the Krishna to city and GHMC periphery.
The board has open spaces on reservoir premises to set up solar units and will require 3 MWs to run reservoirs. Read more