Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) has decided to help housing societies and commercial establishments based in Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad and parts of Gurugram to convert their diesel-run generating units to natural gas. It has set up a link on its website for residents interested in getting their gensets converted to gas. The decision has come days after diesel generators were banned in Delhi and neighbouring cities.

According to IGL, the conversion of existing diesel genset to gas will reduce the operational cost by up to 50 per cent at the current level of prices if the gensets are run on full capacity. Besides, the one-time expenditure incurred on the conversion can also be recovered in over 18 months’ time period, depending upon the usage. IGL can easily convert the generators set up in most residential complexes as they already connected with its gas pipeline network.

At present, IGL sells compressed natural gas (CNG) to over 1.2 millon vehicles in Delhi-NCR area from its 560 CNG stations. Besides, it supplies piped cooking gas to about 1.5 million households in the area.