Kanpur: For the first time, Kanpur electricity supply company (Kesco) would be generating power through solar power plants. The power generated after being transferred to the grid would be distributed further. Kesco is otherwise a power distribution government undertaking.
The idea of installation of power plants on the roof-tops would go a long way in solving the problem of power crisis, especially during the peak summer season. Kesco authorities recently had got two solar plants of 40-kilowatt capacity each installed on the roof tops of Kesco's head office and Bijli Ghar in Parade.
For past few days, testing of the solar plant installed at Kesco head office in Civil Lines was being done. The testing remained successful and now the plant had to make operational but the cloudy weather in the city for past two days has delayed the process. If everything goes well, the new plant would be fully functional on next Sunday. Another solar plant of similar capacity installed at Bijli Ghar in Parade according to the Kesco officials will be made functional soon.
Kesco spokesperson, RD Pandey informed that with an investment of Rs 60 lakhs the roof top solar power plant had been installed at Kesco head office building in Civil Lines and Bijli Ghar in Parade almost a fortnight ago and is likely to start functioning from Sunday. He said that the power generated through the two solar plants would be supplied to the grid and it will be from there that the power would be distributed for use by the people. He said that this is for the first time that solar power plants have been installed at Kesco for generating power.
"Due to cloudy weather on Saturday and Sunday, the solar plant could not be synchronized with our power system. Now we will be repeating the exercise on Sunday keeping the fact in view that the load on our server on the weekend is less. This will help in easy synchronization of the power generated by the solar plant installed at Kesco head office", said RD Pandey while explaining in detail about the solar power plant.