Updated: May 29, 2019
To promote clean energy, BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL), on January 7, 2018, launched the country’s first solar rooftop consumer aggregation programme for residential buildings, which seeks to provide installations at a single point for an entire apartment complex. The ‘Solar City Initiative – Solarise Dwarka‘ was unveiled by Delhi’s power minister Satyendar Jain.
Listing the benefits for consumers, the discom said a one-kW solar photovoltaic (PV) rooftop system is expected to generate 4-5 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per day, which corresponds to an average monthly saving of about Rs 750 for a period of 25 years, for single-point delivery consumers. “Moreover, to set up the solar plant, a 30 per cent capital subsidy is provided by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, along with a Rs 2 per unit generation-based incentive, allotted to a limited number of early projects by the Delhi government.
The solar power plants are being set up by Delhi-based residential solar power projects developer Oakridge Energy under the power purchase agreement (PPA) mode which would amount to no upfront investment from the residents of Dwarka sector.
This is an investment bonus for Dwarka residents and this bonus will continue for more than 20 years.