One of the essential features of the Smart City proposals (SCP) is uninterrupted electric supply with at least 10% of the city’s requirements coming from solar energy.
With Varanasi’s inclusion in the third list of smart cities, the civic body is also making efforts to make a smart move to utilize solar power and reduce its power bills. The corporation plans to set up biogas-based power plants at five places across the city to generate electricity and reduce load on non-renewable energy (thermal power).
Before initiating efforts to switch to renewable sources of energy and install solar panels, Varanasi Municipal Corporation (VMC) has roped in Delhi-based Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a Central public sector undertaking, to conduct the process of energy audit in premises of corporation head office and its units to cut down on avoidable energy losses. Read More…
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