LAUNCH OF BRPL SOLAR CITY INITIATIVE
As part of their initiative to promote clean energy, BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL), one of Delhi’s two electricity distribution companies (Discoms) along with GIZ, USAID, and TERI launched the country’s first solar rooftop consumer aggregation programme ‘BRPL Solar City Initiative’ for residential buildings.
The programme is designed to maximize rooftop solar power use in south and west Delhi. The programme inaugurated by Delhi Power Minister Mr Satyendar Jain took place at the hotel, Vivanta by Taj, Dwarka, on January 7, 2018. Unlike conventional methods, under this programme, rooftop solar installations will be provided at a single point for the entire apartment complex. In the first phase of the programme, around 150 residential societies will be targeted in Dwarka. Evaluating the response, the programme will be extended to other residential segments across BSES licensee areas.
Mr Shirish Garud, Senior Fellow, RET Division, TERI, addressed the gathering of more than 200 residents across Dwarka and explained the benefits of installing solar PV system. TERI is an outreach partner of BRPL in its Solar City Initiative. BSES also launched the website conceptualized and designed by TERI during the event.