India : Kacheguda becomes first energy-efficient rail station

Kacheguda railway station under the South Central Railway (SCR) has earned the unique distinction of being the First Energy Efficient ‘A1 Category’ Railway Station on Indian Railways by achieving 100% energy efficiency replacing 1,312 conventional lights with light-emitting diode (LED) lighting. Some 370 ceiling fans too were replaced with Brushless DC Electrical (BLDC) motors energy efficient fans and 12 air conditioners with energy efficient inverter type air conditioners. All these measures will save about 1.76 lakh units and ₹14.08 lakh per annum with reduction of the connected load by 46.18 kW for Railways, said SCR General Manager Vinod Kumar Yadav.

Complimenting Divisional Railway Manager Arun Kumar Jain and his colleagues V. Venkata Ramana and P. Prem Kumar, he said they had put in extensive efforts which made it possible to achieve this distinction.

 

Source : http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/kacheguda-becomes-first-energy-efficient-rail-station/article21378114.ece

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