New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Two of Delhi’s three power distribution companies — the BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) — have installed more than 200 solar net metering connections with a sanctioned load of over 7 megawatt (MW), becoming the first discoms in the country to do so, it was announced on Wednesday.
“BSES has scored a double-century in roof top solar net metering, becoming the first discom in the country to do so. It has energised 206 net metering connections with a sanctioned load of over 7 MW,” a BSES statement here said.
“Apart from this, nearly 50 connections with a sanctioned load of over 1.5 MW are under various stages of commissioning at the consumer-end,” it said.
Net metering allows a customer with a solar panel rooftop system to monitor the electricity generated during daylight hours as also the amount of electricity fed back to the grid.
“Consumers have begun to see the benefits of roof top solar and how it reduces their electricity bills due to which the response to net metering has been incredibly encouraging,” a BSES spokesperson said.
“Consumers opting of solar net metering save between Rs 1000 per month to around Rs 10 lakh per month,” he added.
“The potential of roof top solar in BSES area is in excess of 250-300 MW,” the statement said.
BSES said 40 schools and educational institutes have opted for net metering connections from BSES with a total sanctioned load of over 1,600 KW.