Officials from CMRL have stated that the power generated would be used for maintenance of trains at the depot and for the administrative building. The project is part of CMRL’s initiative to adopt as much green energy as possible.
The solar power plant at the Koyambedu Metro stop is expected to generate around 55,350 units a month leading to a savings of nearly Rs 15 lakh a year for the CMRL.
Already the Koyambedu stop contains a 1 MW solar plant. In addition to this, CMRL has several 103 KWp solar PV panels installed at four underground stations – Thirumangalam, Anna Nagar East, Anna Nagar Tower and Shenoy Nagar. According to officials, these panels generate 13,800 units every day which saves CMRL ₹ 6.3 lakh a year.