Reputed Engineering College Warangal KITS has taken an initiative to set up a captive solar power plant in it’s vast premises in Warangal district. The 100 KW solar plant could supply power to 1000 homes in Warangal, once complete.
Telangana Power Generation Corporation Limited (TPGENO) Chairman and Managing Director D Prabhakar Rao inaugurated the solar power generation plant at the college on Thursday. He advised other engineering colleges to emulate KITS and establish solar power plants in their premises to produce power to meet their requirements.
KITS Secretary V Lakshmikantha Rao informed that the solar power plant would cost the college Rs 87 lakh and is part of the institute’s ‘Go Green’ mission. He reminded the Govt policy of 30 percent subsidy for solar power plants and that his college is yet to receive it. The former MLA of TRS said 400 roof top solar panels were used to build the power plant on the college building.
Telangana State NPDCL Chairman and Managing Director K Venkata Narayana said that the government is planning to ensure uninterrupted power supply to people as part of its plan to turn the State into ‘Bangaru Telangana.’
The TPGENCO Chairman said that plans have been formulated for production of additional power to meet future needs in Telangana State. At present, the state government is getting ready to import 2000 MW power from the neighboring Chhattisgarh state.
Telangana needs about 6000 MW power, he added. On the occasion He appreciated KITS management and said if all engineering colleges do this, they will do their bit in increasing power generation in the new State.