Jan 1: GAIL (India) Ltd has commissioned India’s second largest roof top solar PV power plant at its Petrochemical Complex at Pata, Uttar Pradesh. The 5.76 MWp is spread over the roof of warehouses covering a total roof area of 65,000 sq meters. With an expected PLF of around 15% annually over 79 lakh KWh of electricity is targeted to be generated for captive use of India’s largest gas based petrochemicals plant.
B C Tripathi, CMD of GAIL said, “ GAIL as a marketer of benign natural gas is thrilled to integrate captive solar PV towards achieving lower carbon footprint of our major installation.”
Capitive solar PV initiative of GAIL shall reduce carbon emissions by 6300 TPA and help India achieve climate goals under COP21. GAIL’s solar rooftop project is also a step under ‘Make in India’ with Indian vendors entrusted for manufacture, supply and execution.