Delhi Jal Board has commissioned a 50 KW Solar PV Power Plant at its Varunalaya Office Complex. The commissioned plant is generating 6600 units of electricity per month and will lead to an immediate saving of Rs 55,000 per month. The installation cost of this project is Rs 53.55 lakh. The Solar Power Plant is a pioneer project, which has been carried out for the first time in the Delhi Jal Board. It is a mile-stone in the history of DJB which will enable DJB to produce electricity from solar energy. The installation cost of the Solar Power Plant is Rs. 53.55 lacs. Met metering also being done to evacuate additional power in the grid especially on weekends and holidays when power demand of DJB is low. Net metering is also implemented so as to evacuate additional power in the grid especially on weekends and holidays when power demand of DJB is low.
DJB has installed the solar panels on the roof of the underground reservoir. The project has been implemented by DSIIDC as a deposit work of DJB. Speaking about the project, S.S.Yadav, CEO, Delhi Jal Board said, ´DJB has made innovative use of space by installing the solar panels on the rooftop of the Underground Reservoir. DJB is striving hard to look at nonconventional sources of energy which will reduce DJB´s power bill, the biggest expenditure for the utility and will also help in environment conservation.´
2,000 MW of Grid-Connected Solar PV Power Projects approved
Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) was launched in January 2010 by the Government of India with a target to setup 20,000 MW of grid connected solar power by 2022. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has recently given its approval for setting up of over 2,000 MW of Grid-Connected Solar PV Power Projects on Build, Own and Operate basis by Solar Power Developers (SPDs) with Viability Gap Funding (VGF) under Batch-III of Phase-II of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM). The total investments expected under this scheme are about Rs 12,000 crore. The estimated requirement of funds to provide VGF for 2,000 MW capacity solar projects is estimated to be Rs 2,100 crore [Rs 1 crore / MW for open category and Rs 1.31 crore / MW for Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) Category]. This includes handling charges to SECI @ 1 percent of the total grant disposed.