BMC Planning ₹536 Crores Solar and Hydro Power Plant at Vaitarna Dam

BMC Planning ₹536 Crores Solar and Hydro Power Plant at Vaitarna Dam

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) standing committee has approved a new hydro and solar power project capable of generating 100 megawatts of power at the Vaitarna dam. This project is expected to cost ₹536 crores.

As per officials familiar with the matter, this plant can save the civic body up to ₹24 crores per year on energy costs. 

An official said, “In terms of units, the two projects will generate about 208 million units per year and save about ₹24.18 crores a year in electricity costs. The construction is likely to be completed in a couple of years. The power will be supplied to state-run power agencies. In lieu of that, the BMC will get an adjustment in the electricity bills it has to pay.”

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The hydropower plant will reportedly generate up to 20 megawatts of power annually while the floating solar plant can apparently generate 80 megawatts of power per year.  

In another development, the BMC appointed contractors to mitigate 58 known flooding spots across Mumbai. The civic body has sent out tenders valued at ₹190 crores to take up flood mitigation work at the spots. 

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