This East Delhi colony will be powered by the Sun
Milan Vihar Apartments in IP-extension set up 441 solar-power plants for its 1,600 residents under the RESCO model.
Earlier this month, a Dwarka housing society installed a 110-kWp solar plant under BRPL-GIZ India collaboration, an Indo-German partnership project.
The housing society will be charged a meager Rs. 2.50/unit
The Rs. 77L installation cost of the solar plant was borne by Renewable Energy Service Company (RESCO).
"The society will be able to save Rs. 9L without any investment but just by utilizing resources," said Kejriwal after the inauguration.
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To enable more such installations, Kejriwal to hold meetings
Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said due to high installation costs, residents don't opt for solar panels.
So they started this scheme, where Center will pay 30% capital-costs and the housing societies or residents would earn money through generation-based incentives, apart from reduced charges.
In forthcoming two months, Kejriwal will meet stakeholders and emphasize on installing solar-plants on rooftops of areas of 500sqm or above.
In April, Kejriwal announced compensation for unscheduled power cuts
A month earlier, Delhi government introduced a consumer-friendly scheme whereby consumers would be compensated for unscheduled electricity cuts lasting more than an hour. The compensation will be adjusted against the monthly electricity bills. It has received both Kejriwal's and LG Anil Baijal's stamps.