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Water treatment plant in Bhandup gets solar power unit, 2 years on Water treatment plant in Bhandup gets solar power unit, 2 years on The Bhandup plant treats 2, MLD million litres daily of water. It requires 45 lakh units of power on a monthly basis, which comes to 5. Written by Dipti Singh Mumbai Published: May 18, am The civic body has a target of setting up a solar power plant of 20 mega watt MW in two phases, the current set up will generate around 2.
While the civic body has a target of setting up a solar power plant of 20 mega watt MW in two phases, the current set up will generate around 2. The first phase, which has been concluded, included the construction of a plant 2.
Our target is to set up a plant with a capacity to generate 20 MW. Meanwhile, we have already started running a small solar power project of 0. Other local bodies have also used solar power plants but of smaller capacities. This is a civic body project and not a public private partnership project.
The Bhandup plant treats 2, MLD million litres daily of water. For this, the BMC bears monthly and annual costs of Rs 3. This solar power unit will bear around 30 per cent of energy demand of the Bhandup plant, which treats raw water from four dams before supplying it to more than 20 lakh households across the city, officials said.
The decision to set up a solar power system at the Bhandup water treatment plant was taken in with a view to save power using unconventional energy sources. However, the same was approved by the civic standing committee only in The work on second phase of the plant will begin only after the success of the 2. The BMC is planning to install more such solar panel projects across the city in the next six months to cut down its expense on electricity, said officials.
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Water treatment plant in Bhandup gets solar power unit, 2 years on
The plant is part of the largest water distribution project in India which aims to provide a constant supply of water throughout Mumbai. Water itself, is not a problem; the city has an abundant supply but the distribution system was insufficient to meet the ever-growing demand around 3. The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai decided not to repair the old pipelines, due to accessibility difficulties, but instead, has invested in a new infrastructure, constructing new underground tunnels under Mumbai. The largest tunnel connects Mumbai to the Bhandup water treatment plant which, on completion, will supply drinking water to around 4 million residents, making it the largest plant in India.
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