Global marine terminal operator DP World has set up a pilot solar power system at its busiest Indian facility, Nhava Sheva, which will allow the Mumbai terminal to harness solar energy for part of its energy requirements.
The pilot solar power system will reduce the terminal's annual power consumption by around 14,000 kWh while at the same time helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including carbon dioxide.
Once tested, the project will be scaled up to a sustainable energy portfolio, reducing the site's total carbon footprint.
The solar power system has a capacity of 3,000 watts and has been set up at the engineering workshop within the DP World Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal (NSICT) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port. The state-of-the-art system is equipped with photovoltaic panels on the workshop roof, ensuring optimum access to readily available solar energy, a company release said.
The new solar power system is capable of supplying uninterrupted power to various areas within the terminal such as the engineering offices, stores, locker rooms and sections of the workshop, which will no longer be dependent on purchased grid electricity.
"This is a commendable initiative from the NSICT management showing leadership in integrating renewable energy into our sites, and an example of good stewardship.