113 solar powered projects generating over 4,600 KW: BSES
Power major BSES today said that its roof top ‘net metering’ initiative for solar energy has got a major push in the national capital with as many as 113 projects already generating over 4,600 KW energy. Net metering’ involves setting up roof top solar panels and producing power for self consumption while the surplus can be sold to the discom at rates approved by Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC). In a statement, the BSES, that serves large areas of the city, said that domestic category has the largest number of net metering connections while educational institutions category has the largest net metering load. “Apart from this, over 20 solar net metering projects with a cumulative sanctioned load of over 800 KW are under various stages of commissioning at the consumers’ end. 26 schools and educational institutes have opted for it,” the statement said. The roof top solar energy potential in BSES area is in excess of 250-300 MW, it said.