TATA Power-DDL signed an MoU with Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) to accelerate Renewable Power Integration and Micro-Grids in Delhi.
- The collaboration will focus on implementable plan to meet a portion of future power needs using Solar and DER technologies, Demand Response, Energy Efficiency, Grid Level Storage, Peak Load Shifting, etc.
- Will also assess the impact of air pollution on the life of power distribution assets and their operational performance
- The collaboration could help achieve Delhi’s solar generation targets of 1 GW by 2020 and 2 GW by 2025, in accordance with the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission’s guidelines for implementation of the Group Net Metering and Virtual Net Metering framework
TATA Power Delhi Distribution Limited (Tata Power-DDL), which distributes electricity to a populace of over 7 million in Delhi, today signed an MoU with the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), one of South Asia’s leading not-for-profit policy research institutions, to evaluate and accelerate the integration of decentralised renewable energy into Delhi’s power grid.
The collaboration will include joint research on the impact of increased solar rooftop deployment on the quality of power supply, determining optimum rooftop solar photovoltaic share at the distribution transformer-level and techno-economic feasibility of agricultural solar micro-grids. The research findings will provide TATA Power-DDL with an implementable plan to meet a portion of its future power needs using solar and other Distributed Energy Resources (DER) technologies.
Further, TATA Power-DDL and CEEW will also assess the impact of air pollution on the life of power distribution assets and their operational performance. The assets will be evaluated on the basis of their maintenance and replacement history along with prospective measurement of air pollution in areas where degradation is likely to be higher.