BMC has decided to set up a 12.5 MW capacity solar energy plant at Bhandup water treatment plan. The Bhandup Plant is Asia’s largest water treatment plan, it treats 2,300mld (million litres daily) water. The civic body in order to save power by using conventional energy sources has devised this plan. The solar power system will produce 1.75 lakhs unit of energy. BMC will spend Rs 8.22 crore in the instalment of the plant.
The plan has been devised in association with IIT Mumbai, in order to reduce the expenditure which BMC incurs annually. The water plan requires 45 lakh units of power on monthly basis, which comes to 5.40 crore units every year.