Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation
India

Population: 208299
Area of jurisdiction: 177 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: 5% by 2018 n/a
Energy efficiency target: 5% by 2018 (2011) n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
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Mitigation actions

Replacement of old fans by BEE labelled energy efficienct fans
Replacement of old fans by BEE labelled energy efficienct fans Start year 2011
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Use of solar water heaters in houses and commercial buildings (20,000 litres/day)
Use of solar water heaters in houses and commercial buildings (20,000 litres/day). This action would result in savings of conventional electricity to the tune of 160 MWh per annum. The project was installed in the year 2010-11 with an investment of approximately USD 50000. Start year  
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Replacement of 25,000 fluorescent tube lights with T-5 tubelights
Replacement of 25,000 fluorescent tube lights with T-5 tube lights. The action has resulted in annual electricity savings of approximately 1760 MWh. The total cost of the project was 350000 USD. Start year 2011
Sector Commercial
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Replacement of 40000 incandescent bulbs with CFLs
40,000 numbers of incandescent lamps were replaced with CFLs. The total cost of replacement was approximately 80000 USD and has resulted in annual electricity savings of approximately 1250 MWh. Start year 2011
Sector Commercial
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Status Completed
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Redevelopment of Pick-up Bus stand near Secretariat, with Solar PV rooftop systems (Solar Trees) with approx. 380 kW SPV capacity which will provide shade to the passengers and power generation shall be utilized in Secretariat.
Redevelopment of Pick-up Bus stand near Secretariat, with Solar PV rooftop systems (Solar Trees) with approx. 380 kW SPV capacity which will provide shade to the passengers and power generation shall be utilized in Secretariat. This was implemented in the year 2011-12. The total cost of the project was 2 million USD and is expected to generate approximately 456 MWh of green energy per annum. Start year 2012
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Initiatives taken for Energy Conservation
1. Replacement of 10,000 nos. of 40 W conventional tube lights to 28 W, T-5. This will generate savings of 720 MWh of electricity per annum. 2. Replacement of 48 Halogen Lamps (1000 W) by energy efficient lamps of 330 W. This action has yielded electricity savings of approximately 100 MWh per year 3. Replacement of 200 nos. of 350 Watt Street lights by 150 Watt metal halides. This action will yield electricity savings of 120 MWh per annum. 4. Staggering of lift operation 5. Replacement of Conventional Cooling tower by FRP Cooling Tower 6. Optimizing operation of central AC Plant Start year 2010
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Development of Gandhinagar as a Solar City
The development of Solar Cities program was introduced by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India. The program sets a target to reduce 10% reduction in conventional energy consumption by using more of renewable energy and energy efficiency measures. The master plan report has been prepared for the city. The implementation phase is going on presently. Start year 2011
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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555 kW – 6 nos. Grid connected SPV systems installed on various Government buildings, which includes Govt. Library, ISR, SSA, GFS University, BISAG, GWRDC
555 kW – 6 nos. Grid connected SPV systems installed on various Government buildings, which includes Govt. Library, ISR, SSA, GFS University, BISAG, GWRDC. This action is in progress so far. The action would result in generation of 666 MWh of green energy per annum. Start year 2014
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Installation of 1 MW Solar Power Plant at Ash Dyke of Gandhinagar Thermal Power Station. 19 numbers of grid connected solar photovoltaic systems having a cumulative capacity of 1,310 kW is installed on various Government buildings, which includes EQDC, Po
Installation of 1 MW Solar Power Plant at Ash Dyke of Gandhinagar Thermal Power Station. 19 numbers of grid connected solar photovoltaic systems having a cumulative capacity of 1,310 kW is installed on various Government buildings, which includes EQDC, Police Bhavan, GSCS, GSLDC, Rajbhavan, GPCB, Govt. Press etc. The approximate cost of this installation is USD 7909259. These installations would generate approximately 2772 MWh of green energy per annum. Start year 2012
Sector Industrial
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Installation of 1 MW Solar PV Plant at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University
Installation of 1 MW Solar PV Plant at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University. Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University is one of the famous universities in India providing niche education in petroleum sector. In the year 2010-11, the college has installed 1 MW solar power plant. The total cost of the installation is USD 3600000. This is expected to generated approximately 1200 MWh green energy annually. Start year 2011
Sector Commercial
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Installation of 2 numbers of 10 KW Solar PV Rooftop system in Chief Minister's bungalow
2 numbers of 10 KW Solar Power Plant were installed in the chief minister's bungalow. This installation was done in the year 2010-11 and has cost USD 70000. This will generate approximately 24 MWh of green energy on annual basis. Start year 2011
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Installation of 6 nos. 5kW Wind-Solar Hybrid Power plant each at various government buildings in Gandinagar.
Installation of 6 nos. 5kW Wind-Solar Hybrid Power plant each at various government buildings in Gandinagar. Start year 2010
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Installation of 210 numbers of Solar Water Heating Systems on Government Bungalows of 250 liters per day (LPD) each.
The government has installed 210 numbers of Solar Water Heating Systems on Government Bungalows of 250 LPD each. This was installed in the year 2009-10. The total cost of this initiative was USD 231000 and would generate approximately 525 MWh of green energy annually. Start year 2010
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Installation of 125 nos. 1 kW Solar PV Rooftop System on Government Bungalows.
The government of Gujarat has installated 125 numbers of 1 kW Solar PV Rooftop System on Government Bungalows. These systems are expected to generate 93.75 MWh of green energy on an annual basis. The total cost of the installation is USD 645000 Start year 2009
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Replacement of 30 numbers of 250 watt HPSV lights with 75 watt LED lights in Ministers Enclave. Replacement of 700 lights on CHH and J Roads, with energy efficient lights. Replacement of 3785 nos. of bulbs with CFLs at Ministers/MLA bungalows Replacement
Replacement of 30 nos. HPSV 250 W with LEDs of 75 W in Ministers Enclave Replacement of 700 lights on CHH and J Roads, with energy efficient lights. Replacement of 3785 nos. of bulbs with CFLs at Ministers/MLA bungalows Replacement of Old pumps at Chharedi Water works. This was funded by the national government. This initiative will lead to a total savings in energy bills approximately by 300 MWh per annum. Start year 2009
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Installation of 170 KW solar rooftop in government buildings, 4.87 KW solar street lighting in gardens and 15000 LPD solar water heaters in government buildings
A total of 10 systems of 170 kW each Grid connected SPV systems were installed at various government buildings in Gandhinagar. A 4.87 kW (65 x 75 W) SPV Street lights in gardens were installed. A 15000 liter per day SWHS in four government buildings in Gandhinagar were installed. Start year 2009
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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5 MW roof top solar project for Gandhinagar
The State government of Gujarat has launched the ambitious “Gandhinagar Solar Rooftop Programme” during 2010-11 in the city of Gandhinagar. The project aims at promoting public participation for the generation and utilization of solar energy. The program involves a PPP between Gujarat Power Corporation Limited (belonging to the State of Gujarat), the Project developer (private party) and rooftop owners, from the domestic. commercial and public sector,. The distribution company in Gandhinagar city is acting as an off taker in this program and has agreed to purchase clean power generated from these projects. As part of the project a total capacity of 5 MW solar PV will be installed. The project is divided into two clusters with 2.5 MW installations in each one. Out of this 2.5 MW capacity, 2 MW was installed on the rooftops of government buildings and 0.5 MW was installed on private rooftops. The project developer was selected based on a competitive bidding process and it is responsible to finance, install, own, operate and maintain the solar PV systems. A “Power Purchase Agreement” was signed with the local electricity distribution company and the project developers. The project developer has signed a “Green incentive & lease agreement” with rooftop owners for a minimum period of 5 years to a maximum period of 25 years. The two selected project developers will get INR 11.21 and INR 11.793 respectively per unit of electricity sold to the distribution company. The property owners will get a Generation Based Incentive (GBI) of INR 3 per unit of electricity generation. The 5 MW solar rooftop installations are expected to generate 8 million kWh of electricity in a year. After the success of the program in Gandhinagar, the government of Gujarat is aiming to replicate the PPP based solar rooftop installation in other 5 cities, namely Surat, Vadodara, Mehsana, Rajkot and Bhavnagar. Applications were invited from interested parties from residential and commercial buildings, educational institutes, industrial establishment and public or government building for the installation of solar PV systems Start year 2011
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Adaptation actions

Awareness programs in Schools in Gandhinagar
Awareness programme in schools in Gandhinagar:  Mount Carmel High School, Sector-21  St. Xavier School, Secor-8  Swaminarayan Gurukul, Sector-22  J.M.Chaudhari Sarvajanik Kanya Vidyalay,Sector-7  Mahatma Gandhi Vidyalay, Sector-16  Government Primary School, Vavol  Sharda Vidyalay, Sector-25  Gandhinagar District Science Fair-66 Schools A continuous awareness program through exhibitions, seminars, workshops, rallies, demonstrations on renewable energy and energy conservations for various target groups under the aegis of various NGOs like CEPT, CEE, Community Science Center etc. Start year 2010
Sector Energy
Type Assessment/Research
Status Completed
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