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Tata Power-DDL among the first utilities in the country to meet 100% Renewable Purchase Obligation Compliance

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  • Only DISCOM in Delhi to have achieved this feat
  • Meets compliance through purchase of physical power
  • Sources more than 2000 MUs of green power

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (Tata Power-DDL), the power utility that supplies electricity to a populace of over 7 million in North and North West part of Delhi, becomes the first utility in Delhi to meet 100% Renewable Purchase Compliance. The company sourced more than 2000 Million Units (MUs) of green power from renewable sources like Solar, Wind, Hydro and Waste to Energy including large hydro sources and fulfilled Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) for FY’2020-21 through physical power without purchasing Renewable Energy Certificates. This is approximately 25% of total units sold to consumers by Tata Power-DDL in its operational area.

The company has always been a front-runner in promoting the usage of green power and embracing sustainability. In line with its commitment towards the environment, it has made tremendous efforts in meeting Renewable Purchase Obligation. After discharging this obligation, Tata Power-DDL has become a fully RPO compliant power distribution company. All past RPO obligations also stand discharged by the company during the respective financial years.

“Tata Power-DDL is aligned with the government’s vision of driving 175GW renewable energy capacity by 2022. We have made adequate tie-ups for meeting the future RPO targets as well. As a progressive step towards providing opportunity to non-open access consumers to use renewable energy, we have already approached the regulator for devising mechanism by way of ‘Green Tariff’ so that renewable sources are utilised for sourcing power. These initiatives not only provide financial benefits to the consumers by reducing power purchase cost but also contribute significantly in conserving our environment,” said Mr. Ganesh Srinivasan, CEO, Tata Power-DDL.

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (Tata Power-DDL) is a joint venture between Tata Power and the Government of NCT of Delhi with the majority stake being held by Tata Power Company (51%). Tata Power-DDL distributes electricity in North & North West parts of Delhi and serves a populace of 7 million. The company started operations on July 1, 2002 post the unbundling of the erstwhile Delhi Vidyut Board (DVB). With a registered consumer base of 1.8 million and a peak load of around 2106 MW, the company's operations span across an area of 510 sq. kms. Tata Power-DDL has been the front-runner in implementing power distribution reforms in the capital city and is acknowledged for its consumer friendly practices. Since privatization, the Aggregate Technical & Commercial (AT&C) losses in Tata Power-DDL areas have shown a record decline. AT&C loss is a measure of overall efficiency of the distribution business which is the difference between units input into the system and the units for which the payment is collected. Today, AT&C losses stand at 7.3 % which is an unprecedented reduction of around 84% from an opening loss level of 53% in July 2002.

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