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Union Territory of Diu is having an area of 42 Square kms and a population of 56,000 only. Diu has a huge footfall of tourists from the country as well as from abroad. Diu was exclusively dependent upon the State of Gujrat for their electricity and water needs. This was causing a big loss of energy due to line-leakage. Toconquer this constraint Diu Administration decided to choose and install Solar Power Plants throughout its territory.
Though there is shortage of land the Solar Power Plants have been installed in an area of more than 50 acres of land with a total installed capacity of 13 Megawatts of which 3 megawatts is being generated through roof top Solar Power Panels and 10 Megawatts by other Solar Power Plants. The Peak time demand of electricity of UT of Diu is 7 Megawatt. The generation of Solar Electricity has resulted into reducing line leakage to the bare minimum.
This move has also made Diu, the first Union Territory to become Green, Clean and Renewable Energy/Electricity producer on 100% basis.