Delhi’s major distribution company BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) and Energy Efficiency Serviced Limited (EESL) have entered into a strategic partnership that aims to provide reliable, energy efficient power services to more than 2,400,000 consumers in south and west Delhi using smart and emerging technologies. The move is designed to make the national capital more energy efficient.
BRPL and EESL have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with an initial duration of three years. Under the MoU, BRPL and EESL will collaborate to explore deploying emerging technologies to improve energy efficiency, promote renewables, and reduce the peak power demand in south and west Delhi.
The partnership effort follows a recent announcement by the Delhi government that it would include funding for incentives and measures designed to promote energy efficient technology in the national capital in its budget for financial year (FY) 2018-19.
The MoU will enable BRPL to leverage EESL’s strengths and benefit from the company’s global associations and international expertise in related areas.
This association will enable BRPL to introduce new offerings for its consumers at optimal costs like setting-up of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, solar irrigation pumps (for rural areas), rooftop solar, door step advisory in bill optimization, and smart meters. The measures are expected to go a long way in not only conserving energy and promoting renewables, but also helping consumers save money.
Under the new program, around 10,000 inefficient agricultural pumps are also expected to be replaced, which will lead to energy savings of up to 120 million units (MUs) over three years.
In line with the union government’s endeavor to expand the use of green energy, in January 2018 BRPL also launched the Solar City initiative in the national capital. The initiative is designed to increase solar rooftop installations in the city.
Saumy is a senior staff reporter with MercomIndia.com covering business and energy news since 2016. Prior to Mercom, Saumy was a copy editor at Thomson Reuters. Saumy earned his Bachelors Degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from the Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University. More articles from Saumy Prateek.