Union territory Diu has become the first district of a UT in India to run completely on Solar power. This is a big step in shifting to renewable energy.
In just three years of span, Diu has started generating its own electricity and stopped using non-renewable energy. They even recorded a surplus.
Diu district has a population of around 56,000. Half of the population lives in the Diu town and it was totally dependent on the state government’s power grid for electricity.
Now, Diu generates around 10.5 MW power every day from solar power plants set up and another 3 MW of power from rooftop solar plants.
According to officials, Diu district’s peak-time electricity demand is only around 7 MW. So they are generating a required amount of surplus power every day.
Once the solar plants were up and running, the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission for Goa and the Union Territories removed the 0-50 units and 50-100 units slabs and fixed the charge for 1-100 units at Re 1.01 per unit.
Diu is also a famous tourist destination in Gujarat. Beaches, caves and other locations in Diu are considered for tourist attractions.
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