Pakistan Railways are reputedly advancing solar. Pakistan Railways recently declared that it is going to convert One hundred and fifty-five railway stations to solar energy.
The instruction will be followed under the government’s policy to utilize substitute environmentally sound energy resources.
Pakistan Railways Public Relations Director stated that the total expenses of the project would be 450 million PKR.
In the first stage, to be initiated after the launching of the federal budget for 2021-22, she said that eighty-one railway stations would be prepared with the support of eight hours after solarization of the complete electric system.
Although, twenty-two railway stations would be converted to solar energy where a computer installed interlinking system was operating.
She adds that As many as 22 railway stations would be shifted to solar energy where only two hours of backup support would be given. However, Fifty-two railway stations would be converted into solar energy where no backup would be equipped.
The volume of the project has been determined at two thousand three hundred and eight kilowatts and three-point two million units per annum with twenty per cent efficiency to be generated in a year.
The concerned authorities said that the total life of the project will be twenty-five years and a total of eighty-three million units of electricity will be generated.
After implementation of the project, the railways would be able to save PKR 52 million yearly which is consumed on fuel and preservation of diesel generators.
The concerned authorities of Pakistan Railways officially stated Pakistan Railways would be capable to reserve PKR 71 million annually due to the charge difference between WAPDA and solar electricity expenses.
The replacement should be appreciated in a country that, despite all the conditions for a flourishing solar industry and has confessedly pursued behind when it enters to sustainable energy. Thermal sixty-four per cent and hydro-power twenty-seven per cent account for the biggest share of the energy associated currently.