Faridabad Metro to be powered by green energy

Delhi Metro’s first ever green electrical Receiving Sub Station (RSS) with a host of eco friendly features has been constructed at Faridabad to cater to the energy requirements of the upcoming Badarpur – Faridabad Metro corridor.

DMRC has already applied for its”Green Building” certification to the Indian Green Building Council.

The RSS, constructed at Sector 46, Faridabad will provide power to the 13.875 km long Badarpur – Escorts Mujesar (Faridabad) elevated corridor, which is nearing completion.

The sub station has a series of eco-friendly features, which makes it the first ever ‘green’ RSS of the Delhi Metro network. Solar power panels with capacity of 50 KWp have been installed at the RSS. The power generated will cater to the requirements of the RSS building and the remaining power will be used for the stations electrical load.

A Wetland Sewage Treatment Plant has also been constructed from where; retreated water will be reused for horticulture and sanitary purposes. Water meters have also been installed to monitor the consumption of water. All the indoor and outdoor lighting has been done with LEDs to ensure minimal power consumption. CO2 censors have also been installed at the control room to maintain good quality air.

Provision for Rain Water Harvesting has been done inside the RSS premises for the optimal utilization of rain water. Low CFC refrigerant and Inverter Compressor type VRV air conditioning system, which is more environment friendly and consumes less energy, has been installed inside the premises.

Landscaping full of greenery has been done not only to beautify the premises but also to promote greenery in the area. The construction work of this RSS was started in September, 2013 and was completed in February this year.

This sub-station will receive power from the Sector-46, Grid sub station. At Present, the Delhi Metro network is served by 12 Receiving Sub-stations spread across the National Capital Region.