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Present Status of Renewable Sources of Energy:

      (a)  Hydro:

(i)   5.25 MW Hydro Electric Project at Kalpong River is functioning since September, 2001 and has generated 63.23 MU saving 17705 KL of HSD oil costing Rs.44.75 Crores upto March, 2009.

 

(ii)    NHPC has prepared two DPRs for establishment of Mini/Micro Hydro Projects at Kalpong Downstream, Diglipur (500 KW costing Rs.9.80 crores) and Korang Nallah, Middle Andaman (210 KW costing Rs.4.95 crores). These DPR were submitted to Planning Commission on 10.4.2006.  It was noted that the cost of the project is too high of the order of Rs.20.00 crores per MW.  Hence it is decided by the Secretary, MNRE during the meeting held on 5.8.2008 at New Delhi, for reviewing & updating these two DPRs with the help of AHEC, Roorkee, which is under process.

 

                  Details of Feasibility Study conducted for micro/small hydro schemes in A&N Islands is furnished below:

Sl.

No

Name of the Project

Cap.

 

(KW)

Est. Cost

 

(Rs. Crores)

* Cost of Generation

(Rs./KWH)

Annual Gen.

(MU)

Present Status

1.

Kalpong Down Stream, N/Andaman

500

9.80

2.59

2.20

During review by Secretary MNRE on 05.08.08, it was decided to review  and  update the DPR with the help of  AHEC  for  in - principle approval by MNRE.

DPR already sent to AHEC    Roorkie.

2.

Korang Nallah,

M/ Andaman

210

4.95

6.99

0.49

3.

Panchwati,

M / Andaman

120

4.62

5.79

0.34

MNRE indicated that these are costly and Ministry does not have expertise to accord

technical approval.

4.

Rangat Nallah,

M / Andaman

180

5.16

3.96

0.55

5.

Krishna Nallah,

L/ Andaman

20

5.09

16.94

0.13

6.

Vasundhara Nallah,

S/ Andaman

10

0.89

6.59

0.06

7.

Kamsarat Nallah

S/ Andaman

10

1.91

24.47

0.03

        Note :  *  Cost of generation without ROE & working capital interest.       

       (b  )  Solar:      (i)   BHEL had established 2 Nos. 50 KW Grid connected Solar PV Power Plants as detailed below at a cost of around Rs.1.5 Crores each at
       Neil Island during August, 2002 and at Havelock Island during August 2004 and functioning since then, with intermittent problems in their electronic

          Controls etc. Their performance has been largely satisfactory.

                    GRID CONNECTED SOLAR PV PLANTS

                        Neil Island - 50 KWp                                       Havelock - 50 KWp

              Established During August 2002                         Established During August 2004

                                                                            Annual generation        -    0.05 MU

  Cost of generation        -  Rs.29.20 per Kwh

  Total Project  Cost        -  Rs.1.5 Crores each

 

      (ii)  It is also proposed to establish 6 MW Grid connected Solar PV Power Plant under the guidelines of MNRE scheme through NTPC out of which 5 MW at South Andaman and 1 MW at Middle Andaman as detailed below.  Identification of survey of land and signing of MOU with NTPC is in progress.

 

 

Sl. No

Location

Peak Day Demand (MW)

Annual Energy Requirement (MU)

Feasible max. capacity of SPV (MWp)

Annual Energy Generation from SPV

Generation  (MU)

% of Annual Energy Requirement

1.

S/Andaman

16

140

5

6

4.3

 

2.

M/Andaman

1.8

18

1

1.2

6.6

 

 

      Note: There is no feasibility to establish MW size SPV Power Plant in other Islands due to very less peak day demand.

 

      (iii) M/s CEL, Shahibabad has been requested to visit these islands and prepare feasibility report for establishment of 100-500 KW grid connected Solar PV Power Plants at seven far flung islands which have difficulties in transportation of HSD oil for power generation due to in accessibility.

 

Sl. No.

Island

Peak day demand(KW)

Present installed capacity(MW)

Average annual Energy requirement (KWh)

1

Neil

100

0.56

11,00,000

2

Havelock

365

1.33

26,00,000

3

Teressa

65

0.30

5,00,000

4

Katchal

110

0.60

10,00,000

5

Kamorta

180

1.67

16,40,000

6

Great Nicobar

350

3.0

36,70,000

 

        Average annual unit generation by 100 KWp SPV Plant-1,00,000 per year.

(c)  Biomass:

The following Biomass Based Power Generating Systems are proposed to be established during 11th Plan for which action has been initiated:

 

(i)   5 MW at South Andaman.

(ii)  2 MW at Little Andaman.

(iii)1.5MW at Car Nicobar.

 

            Tender received for appointment of consultant for providing consultancy services for preparation and evaluation of tenders, PPA documentation etc. for establishment of 8.5 MW Biomass Based Power Generating System at above 3 locations.

 

      (d)  Wind Energy:

(i)   Tenders were received and under technical evaluation for establishment of 10 KW Wind Solar Hydro System at Rutland.

 

(ii)  Out of ten locations studied in these Islands at 20 Mtrs. height, only one location i.e Keating Point at Car Nicobar was found feasible for establishment of Wind Electric Generating System.  M/s. C-WET, Chennai has prepared a draft DPR before the Tsunami.  Consequent to Tsunami, the location of the project has been changed, considering the safety of the project.  C-WET, Chennai has again started detailed wind energy data study at new location, which is likely to take atleast one more year.  A project of 200/250 KW Wind electric Generating System at a cost of about Rs.2.0 crores is likely to be established at this location.

 

(iii) 5 Locations in A&N Islands are to be further studied for a period of 1  to 2 years by establishing 50 meter Wind Masts, as per the detailed study carried out by C-WET, Chennai for which the installation work of these masts at 5 locations are in progress by the team of C-WET, Chennai.

 

      (e)  Renewable Energy Park:

        MNRE sanctioned State Level Energy Park at Port Blair costing Rs.1.50 crores.

 

        DPR prepared by WBREDA , Kolkata. Tender documents finalised.

 

        Project held up for want of sufficient land at Port Blair.

 

        Location next to Science Centre, Goodwill Estate is being examined along with Revenue  Department & IP&T.

 

      (f)   Replacement of Incandescent Lamps by CFL:

 

            A scheme has sanctioned by Bureau of Energy Efficiency under MOP at a cost of Rs.1.51 crores for distribution of 93780 Nos. of Compact Fluorescent Lamps to 18741 households in first phase in Middle Andaman, North Andaman, Neil, Havelock etc. in order to conserve energy as well as reduce energy consumption as well as reduction in HSD oil consumption used for power generation.  Implementation of the scheme is under process.

 

Sl.

No.

Parameter

Unit

Yearly savings

1.

Reduction  / saving  in yearly consumption

MU

4.33 MU

2.

Reduction in CO2  emissions @ 1.2 Kg/KWH

Tons/year

5200

(14 tons/day)

3.

Saving in Diesel consumption (in KL/year)

KL per Year

1282

4.

Maximum Financial saving by switching over to CFL due to reduction in fuel consumption

Rs in crores per year

3.99

5.

Nos of CFL lamps required for replacement

Nos.

93780

 

Total investment

Rs in crores

1.51

 

      (g)  Renewable Energy Devices for Rural areas:

 The following Rural Energy systems and devices are established and provided to various   

 households in A&N Islands.

 

1.   Biogass Plant                                                      -           182 Nos.

2.   Improved Chulhas                                                -           40333 Nos.

3.   Solar Lanterns                                                    -           7252 Nos.

4.   SPV Home Lighting System                                   -           60 Nos.

5.   SPV Street Light                                                -           25 Nos.

6.   Solar Hot Water System                                      -           20300 LPD

7.   Improved Kerosene Stove/Lantern/Lamps                -           2870 Nos.

 

A proposal has been submitted to the Secretary, MNRE, Govt. of India vide Admn. letter dated 10/7/2008 for according approval for the concessional selling price of various NRSE devices. A no objection from the MNRE is required as the additional UT subsidy would be provided out of the Annual Plan Programme of the UT of A&N Islands.

 

        The A&N Administration vide Order No.4750 dated 5.12.2006 has made mandatory use of Solar Water Heating Systems at Govt. buildings, Residential Schools, Education Colleges, Hostels, Technical/Vocational Educational Institutes, District Institutes of Edcuation and Training, Tourism Complexes etc..

 

        An Akshay Urja Shop has started functioning at Bhatu Basti, Port Blair as per the approval of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Sources.

 

District Advisory Committee (DAC) for Renewable Energy have been constituted for all the three Districts in A&N Islands by the A&N Administration

 

 

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