Delhi Distribution Corporations (DISCOM) put in 3,140 rooftop photo voltaic methods with 106 MW related load within the nation’s capital. These methods save $ 680 million ($ 9.35 million) per yr.
The residential section accounted for 1,805 of whole connections, adopted by 665 within the academic section and 554 within the business section, in response to BSES.
Each DISCOM, BSES Rajdhani Energy Restricted (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna Personal Restricted (BYPL), plan to put in greater than 1,000 rooftop photo voltaic methods in FY (FY) 2021-2022. The 2 firms are joint ventures between Reliance Infrastructure Restricted and the Delhi Nationwide Capital Territory Authorities.
The response to rooftop installations with web metering has been very encouraging in BSES areas, and shoppers in all segments are choosing a roof with a web metering set up, BSES mentioned.
Based mostly on the dwell load, the academic section was on the high with 43 MW related load, adopted by business with 28 MW, residential with 23 MW, industrial with 3 MW and others with 3 MW.
Rooftop installations have been well-liked amongst house complexes, with round 90 housing and house firms choosing rooftop solar energy with a permitted load of over 5 MW.
BSES mentioned business grade shoppers might save practically ₹ 258 million (~ $ 3.5 million) per yr in the event that they switched to solar energy, whereas academic establishments might save 237, ₹ 3 million (~ $ 3.27 million) and residential shoppers ₹ 98 million (~ $ 1.35 million).
A BSES spokesperson mentioned, “In an effort to appreciate the total potential, BSES is main efforts for accelerated adoption of rooftop solar energy within the Capital Area. Our Photo voltaic Metropolis initiative guarantees to be a game-changer. In addition to selling the adoption of photo voltaic vitality, the initiative is a win-win proposition for shoppers and DISCOMs. The photo voltaic consciousness program additionally educates shoppers on the advantages of photo voltaic vitality whereas guaranteeing strict high quality compliance of put in methods. It additionally facilitates varied financing choices out there to shoppers.
BSES has boosted the web metering connections on the roof starting from a permitted load of 1 kW to greater than 2,000 kW.
The Rooftop Photo voltaic Program Energetic Implementation initiative can even assist BRPL and BYPL meet their renewable vitality buy obligation objectives and assist DISCOMs decrease overloading in congested areas throughout the months of summer time.
The exploitable photo voltaic potential in South and West Delhi is estimated to be round 800 MW, and round 200 MW in East and Central Delhi.
In November final yr, BRPL and BYPL expanded the photo voltaic metropolis program by launching the “Solarize Safdarjung” and “Solarize Kakardooma” tasks in Delhi. As a part of this program, shoppers are supplied premium, personalized, unsubsidized photo voltaic options together with imported parts, simple financing choices, prolonged guarantee, and extra annual upkeep providers as a part of this system. of the CAPEX mannequin.
Beforehand, the Delhi Electrical energy Regulatory Fee (DERC) amended its laws on Group Internet Metering and Digital Internet Metering for Renewable Vitality to make it relevant to family class shoppers in addition to shoppers reminiscent of hospitals, faculties, colleges and different managed establishments. or managed by charitable establishments.
Rakesh is a journalist at Mercom India. Previous to becoming a member of Mercom, he held quite a few positions as Enterprise Correspondent, Assistant Editor, Senior Content material Author and Sub Editor at bcfocus.com, CIOReview / Silicon India, Verbinden Communication and Bangalore Bias. Rakesh holds a BA in English from Indira Gandhi Nationwide Open College (IGNOU). Extra articles by Rakesh Ranjan.