BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) have been aggressively promoting roof-top solar in South, West, East and Central Delhi. BSES discoms have energized a record 3000 plus—3140 to be precise—roof-top solar installations with a connected solar load of 106 MWp.
In the next financial year (FY 21-22), BSES discoms are aiming to energise over 1000 roof-top solar connections. The response to rooftop solar net metering has been very incredibly encouraging in BSES area. Consumers across categories, including residential, educational (and schools) and commercial establishments, have warmed up to rooftop solar net metering in big way.
An analysis of the data shows that the highest number of rooftop solar net metering connections are in the domestic segment (1805), followed by educational institutions (655), commercial establishments (554), industrial (35) and others (91).
On the other hand, if we analyse on the basis of energised solar load, then the biggest category is educational (43 MWp), followed by commercial (28 MWp), residential (23 MWp), industrial (3 MWp) and others (3 MWp). In fact, roof-top solar is a big hit among CGHS segment, where around 90 societies and apartment complexes have opted for roof-top solar with a sanctioned load of over 5 MWp. If we analyse the annual savings accruing to the consumers, savings are over INR 68 crore annually. By opting for roof-top solar, consumers in the commercial category are estimated to save around INR 25.8 crore annually, followed by educational institutions (INR 23.73 crore) and residential consumers (INR 9.8 crore).
According to a BSES Spokesperson, “In a bid to realise its full potential, BSES is leading the efforts for accelerated adoption of roof-top solar in the national capital. Our Solar City initiative is promising to be a game-changer. Besides promoting adoption of solar, the initiative is a win-win proposition for both the consumers and the discom alike. The solar outreach program is also educating consumers about the benefits of solar energy while ensuring strict quality compliance of the systems being installed. It is also facilitating various finance options available to the consumers.”
BSES has energised ‘roof-top net metering’ connections ranging from a sanctioned load of 1 KW to over 2000 KW.