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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

IROAF - Indian Railways Organization for Alternate Fuels


ü  Stands for Indian Railways Organization for Alternate Fuels
ü  Hqrs: New Delhi
ü  Headed by CAO – Chief Administrative Officer (HAG Officer)
ü  Vision: To emerge as a world class organisation in setting standards, development, research and execution in fuel and energy efficient and eco-friendly technologies, primarily for assimilation in IR. 
ü  Main Object: Search for viable alternatives to Fossil fuels.
ü  Indian Railways, being the largest single entity, which buys and uses energy in various forms, has the potential to become a leader in promoting the green economy and stimulate growth in the alternate energy industry.
ü  Nodal agency in India – Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
ü   Apart from alternate fuels, it is being progressively realized that saving of petroleum fuels is “another source” of fuel.

  Missions of IROAF
1.       Bio Diesel
2.       CNG – Compressed Natural Gas
3.       LNG – Liquefied Natural Gas
4.       Fuel Cell - The first prototype small scale fuel cell is operational in an ALCo locomotive in the TKD diesel shed. It is a 2KW system which provides auxiliary power when the main engine of the locomotive is shut down. This is the first ever initiative in Indian Railways
5.       Solar energy
6.       Other emerging technologies
 Role of IROAF
ü  Emerge as a leader in introduction of Alternate Energy, Fuel efficient and emission control technologies. 
ü  Function as single window entity for knowledge and database on technologies, CDM – Clean Development Mechanism.
ü  Set and review of Missions (as stated above) and updated.
ü  Create a Knowledge centre.
ü  Tie up with leading institutions and coordinate with concerned Ministries, Depts., Research laboratories, Universities and International entities

Monday, July 6, 2020

Green Railways - REMCL

Railway Energy Management Company Ltd (REMCL) Recruitment 2018 ...
·        ·         Indian Railways  vision is to become Green Railways

·         Click for REMCLCorporate Website

·         Stands for Railway Energy Management Company Limited.

·         Established in 2013 year (under the Companies Act, 1956)

·         as a joint venture (JV) company Indian Railways (49%) and RITES ltd ( 51 %)

·         Object : Tap the business potential in the energy sector.

·         Renewable Power projects in Solar and Wind sectors

·         Hqrs - Gurgaon, (New Delhi)

·         2018-19 Financials

1.       Profit  - Rs. 49.46 Crores

2.       Turnover - Rs. 83.03 Crores

3.       Share Capital - Rs. 70 Crores

·          Solar Power Projects: 1000 MW of solar roof top & ground mounted power plants to harness the untapped potential of roof-top spaces on Railways buildings, stations, hospitals etc. and vacant Railways land lying with different ZR.

BINA Plant  - Record break - First of its kind project in the World

·         1.7 MW Solar Plant - TSS - Traction Sub Station at Bina, Madhya Pradesh.

·         A CSR project (Corporate Social Responsibility) of BHEL - Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited

·         Connected directly to Overhead Traction system for running of Trains - First time in the World

·         Innovative technology for converting DC - Direct Current to single phase AC - Alternating Current for feeding directly to Railway's Overhead traction system.

·         It can produce approx. 25 lakh units of energy annually and savings to IR exchequer for Rs. 1.37 Crores every year.  

Indian Railways & Solar power

·          Indian Railways - Going to transform itself as "Net Zero" Carbon Emission Mass Transportation Network - by 2030 year.

·          Planning Solar projects on un utilized Railway land on mega scale.

·         IR wants to become a Green mode of Transportation - by meeting its entire traction power requirements

·           Here after RE Projects means, not only Railway Electrification Projects, but also Renewable Energy Projects.

·         Land based Solar Power Plants - Planned by REMCL

1.       50 MW Solar power plant - Bhilai

2.       2 MW Solar power plant - Diwana (Haryana)

·         1 GW solar plants - Planning installation of solar projects along operational Railway Track to enable to injection of solar power into traction network directly - innovative concept. 

·         Already REMCL floated Tenders for 2 GW of Solar projects on unutilized Railway lands.