BSES, TERI tie-up on energy efficiency, student awareness

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New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Delhi power distribution company (Discom) BSES on Thursday announced that it has signed separate agreements with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) to deal with different aspects of energy conservation and conduct research on Demand Side Management (DSM).

According to a statement, the separate MoUs will be signed by BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna Power Ltd (BYPL)

“While the agreement with BRPL will see the launch of an innovative educational programme for government school children, the strategic partnership with BYPL will explore collaboration opportunities for capacity building programmes, Distributed Energy Resources and implementation of Manual and Auto-Demand Response programmes, which will help in reducing power demand and improve its quality and reliability,” it said.

“BYPL has signed a two-year MoU to conduct cutting-edge research on Demand Side Management, Manual and Auto Demand Response Program, smart grid technologies, solar rooftop PV, energy storage systems, electric vehicles and energy Efficiency.”

These studies will solve technical issues relating to loading of feeders, static and dynamic voltage regulation, energy efficiency, environment issues, power quality and protection that may arise with higher penetration of solar rooftop systems and electric vehicle charging infrastructure in distribution grids, it added.

BYPL, supplying power in central and east Delhi, will also launch a Demand Response Project and request large consumers to voluntarily reduce their electricity load as and when required, especially during the peak hours, the Discom said.

“For the same, they will be given a financial incentive. This will also help in improving the quality and reliability of power supply. BYPL is expecting savings of around 50-60 MW from Demand Response and roof top solar installations,” it said.

Sister discom BRPL’s three-year MoU with TERI provides for launching the “Energy Wise Energy Rise” school programme that will educate, train and reach out to around 90,000 students in government schools.

“It will provide students with a unique platform that will help them to make sustainable choices, learn new concepts and share experiences on energy efficiency, alternative/sustainable energy and newer ways to mitigate environmental hazards,” it said.

Commenting on the partnerships, a BSES spokesperson said: “BSES is committed to be a green corporate citizen. These agreements with TERI will help us to leverage their expertise and enable us to connect with our consumers in a more meaningful way.”

TERI is working in the area of energy, environment and sustainable development.

–IANS

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