The Delhi Lt. Governor has directed the power department to prepare a standard operating procedure (SOP) as well as a roadmap for promoting installation of solar power panels in the city. The SOP will help in facilitating various government departments and potential large users to install solar power. The Delhi government is also exploring possibilities of alternate sources of energy from outside the state, to reduce its dependency on power and to meet high demand in peak season.
The power department has been directed to prepare a roadmap for time-bound installation of rooftop solar panels on government buildings including schools and hospitals, and malls in the city to achieve the target of tapping 1 GW solar power by 2020. The governor has also asked for an awareness campaign for popularizing advantages of solar power and incentives given by government under the Delhi Solar Policy, to individual households for adopting solar power, through distribution of pamphlets along with power bills by the distribution companies.
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.