KREDL to build renewable energy park and green building


The corporate office of Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL), India, is set to go greener.

The government-run body plans to construct a renewable energy park and green building on two acres it has received from Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited (KPTCL) at Nagarbhavi.

Hanumantharayappa, the assistant general manager, solar energy, of KREDL has told Deccan Herald that KPTCL had offered land for the project from the six acres it owns in the West Bengaluru locality.

KREDL plans to include several renewable energy models in the project estimated to cost between Rs 45 crore and Rs 50 crore.

“We have invited tenders from private companies for project development. It will be completed in another one-and-a-half years. Modalities regarding how much power can be generated and supplied to grid are being worked out,” H N Siddalinga, the administrative officer of KREDL, said.

Recently the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru commissioned a 400kWp Grid rooftop Interactive Solar Power Plant.

The project is expected to meet roughly 30 percent of the annual electricity needs of the stadium.

It is expected to provide 6 lakh units of electricity annually against the consumption of 18 lakh units a year on average.

MRO-TEK, a local company that executed the installation, has also raised a proposal to refit the floodlights in the stadium with solar powered LEDs.

Further, when consumption is low, the stadium will supply the surplus to the grid in collaboration with the utility BESCOM.

The project has been developed at a cost of Rs4.5 crore and returns on investment are expected within five years, according to officials of the Karnataka State Cricket Association, which manages the stadium.

Ajith Kumar S