Madhumitha Viswanath ByExpress News ServiceCHENNAI: In a major effort to completely switch to renewable energy, the Chennai Metro Water Board will set up a one mega watt (MW) solar plant at Chembarambakkam water treatment plant soon.
Installation of solar plants up to 25 MW is one of the 10 goals of the board, for this year.
We also want to reduce our power usage by 20-25% in the next two years and to run water treatment plant using only solar power.
Other than this, the board also plans to install biogas units at eight sewage treatment plants (STPs) by May 2021, so that they are not dependent on thermal power.
Currently, renovation works are going on at eight STPs and biogas units will be fitted,” said an official.