Delhi Metro Rail first to receive PEER certification in India
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in India has become the first transit project in the world to achieve Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) certification.
The certification applies to its 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, all of which allow DMRC to effectively conserve energy, a GBCI release said.
Th certification has been administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally.
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.
“Through PEER, we are recognizing industry performance and driving the adoption of strategies and practices that help improve our quality of life,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council and GBCI.
PEER recognizes industry leaders for improving efficiency, day-to-day reliability and overall resiliency when it comes to severe events, such as flooding and hurricanes. PEER was created in collaboration with industry leaders and the support of key partners.
PEER is for all power systems and includes guidance for cities, utilities, campuses and transit. The new version of PEER delivers a simple, streamlined system to document sustainability improvements to power systems at different levels.