The Jakson Group has installed a 4 MWp grid-connected solar PV plant on Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited’s (BPCL) Bina Refinery premises. As part of the project, Jakson undertook the design, engineering, installation and commissioning of the solar power plant along with operations and maintenance services for five years through an integrated service package for the project. The solar power plant is feeding 2 MW (AC) power to the Bina-Kota Pipeline substation and 2 MW (AC) power to the Bina Dispatch Terminal substation, both within the refinery. It is the first time in India that HT motors are being used for transmission of petroleum products through the pipeline being run by Solar Power, said S.K. Agarwal, Executive Director, Corporate Affairs.
“This is a great step taken by BPCL to reduce its carbon footprint and promote the utilisation of renewable energy. This is a first-of-its-kind project where a refinery is getting a MW-scale land-based Solar Power Plant in India,” said Ashish Sethi, Director – Solar, Jakson.