All the offices under the Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) will soon be powered by solar power devices to reduce the consumption of Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) electricity.
The pilot project will be implemented at the corporate office in Thiruvananthapuram where solar photovoltaic power system will be introduced. It is proposed to convert the power system to renewable energy which will reduce the consumption of electricity.
KSIDC managing director Alkesh Sharma said that a technical agency will be selected for implementing the project in the Thiruvananthapuram corporate office. The tender process has been completed and a meeting scheduled to be held on July 13 will finalise the company to implement the project.
“The agency will assist KSIDC to instal the solar devices in the building. The work at the corporate office is expected to be completed within three months,” he said.
All other offices under KSIDC will also follow suit after the completion of the work at Thiruvananthapuram. Solar mapping will be conducted at the offices along with evaluation of cost-saving after the introduction of the new system.
A Detailed Project Report (DPR) will be prepared for the purpose. The agency will design the alternative electricity system according to the space available in the office for installing the solar panels.
The appropriate model for implementation will be finalised after analysing the details and results from the data collected through solar mapping.
Data collection from other offices of KSIDC will start only after the completion of the first phase.
The agency will also submit a report on the energy saved through the installation of solar devices in all the offices.
In a phased manner, the energy-saving equipment will also be installed at some of the public sector understandings and industrial units under KSIDC.