Gas Authority of India Ltd. (GAIL), the biggest state-owned gas utility, has said in their statement that the company has installed the second largest Photovoltaic (PV) power plant on the rooftop of their petrochemical complex, situated in Pata, Uttar Pradesh.
This plant has been commissioned, as part of the country’s target to attain 40 GigaWatts (GW) rooftop photovoltaic capacities by the year 2022. This 5.76 MWp plant of solar energy is stretched over the rooftop of its warehouse, where the roof area is about 65,000 square meters.
The said statement also informed that “With an expected PLF [Peak Load Factor] of around 15 percent annually, over 79 lakh units of electricity is targeted to be generated for captive use of India’s largest gas-based petrochemicals plant.”
This captive solar power inventiveness of GAIL has the potential of reducing the carbon emissions by almost 6,300 tonnes annually and eventually help the country to achieve its climate goal, within the targeted timeframe.