Delhi Metro Rail Corporation becomes first transit project to be PEER Certified
Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) has announced Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in India as the first transit project in the world to achieve Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) certification. PEER is the world’s first certification program that measures and improves power system performance, helping to provide reliable and sustainable energy to people everywhere in the world: homes, hospitals, schools, businesses, communities, cities and utility regions.
The certification applies to DMRC’s Blue Line covering 51 stations in India. More than 10 percent of the line’s non-traction load is met through onsite renewable energy and demand side management programs, such as automated controls for air conditioning, escalators and lighting loads, are allowing DMRC to effectively conserve energy.
“Through PEER, we are recognizing industry performance and driving the adoption of strategies and practices that help improve our quality of life. With PEER we see a huge market transformation opportunity for the power sector,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO of the USGBC and GBCI.
“DMRC being a life line of Delhi transport system, all the systems are being provided with redundancy, to ensure reliability and resiliency. Keeping in view India’s commitment to mitigate climate change, DMRC is striving to increase utilization of renewable energy in its metro system,” said Dr. Mangu Singh, managing director of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. “However, PEER provides a rating system, to benchmark and evaluate these efforts and motivates the participants to strive for improvement. We are proud to be part of this rating system and wish all success to GBCI in their endeavours.”