Giving a boost to the use of renewable energy in the national capital, discoms operating in South and Southwest Delhi have energised six net metering projects, totaling 86 KW of solar power.
The move comes after the state power regulator had introduced net metering-based rooftop solar projects that facilitates the self-consumption of electricity generated and allows for feeding the surplus into the network of the distribution licencee.
Reliance-owned BRPL has energised five roof-top solar ‘net metering’ arrangements in South and Southwest Delhi.
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Out of these, four are domestic — in Kailash Colony, Pushpanjali, Greater Kailash III and Pushp Vihar — and one is commercial.
Between them, they have an existing sanctioned load of 287 KW and a total of 66 KW of solar power.
With the energisation of these net metering connections, these premises will be able to supply surplus electricity to BSES during lean periods, at DERC approved rates.
According to the capital’s net metering policy, the amount of power a person supplies and draws back from the grid is metered. If they draw more than their supply, the difference will be billed to them.
The net metering project gives consumers a chance to become renewable energy suppliers and reduce their electricity bills by the amount of power they supply to the grid.
Meanwhile, Reliance owned-BYPL has energised another net metering project of 20 KW at East Point School in Vasundhara Enclave.