South Delhi Civic Body Plans To Tie Up with NTPC For Setting Up Rooftop Solar

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South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) plans to tie-up with National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) for installing solar plants on over 200 buildings which includes maternity centres, zonal offices, parking lots and school buildings.

The main aim is to save energy, reduce electricity bills and generate revenue from its own resources, 

The proposal was approved on tuesday at a standing committee meeting.In the meeting memorandum of understanding was signed with NTPC for setting up olar rooftop PV and solar ground-mounted plants.

Scope of work for NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited will be design, supply, erection, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the project for 25 years.

“The Centre is currently supporting installation of 5kW solar plants, but there are bigger buildings that have potential and space for 20kW plants. We aim to join hands with NTPC for setting up bigger plants at Capex or Resco model,” said an SDMC official to TOI.

In the Capex model, SDMC will make the entire investment and use the unit to run its complex or get concessions in electricity bills. Under the Resco model, other company will make investment in setting up infrastructure and the civic body will share revenue generated through excess production, the official added.

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