South Delhi Municipal Corporation inks MoU with SECI for 20MW solar project

South Delhi Municipal Corporation

South Delhi Municipal Corporation on June 20 inked a pact with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to generate 20MW solar power through rooftop of buildings and spare land under the civic body.

The memorandum of understanding (MoU) engaged SECI for setting up solar power plants on the rooftops and lands owned by SDMC and generate 20 MW of solar power in a period of two years reports PTI.

The MoU was signed by SDMC chief engineer Firoz Ahmed and SECI managing director Ashwini Kumar.

SDMC Commissioner P K Goel speaking to the news agency said the project would cost around Rs 12 crore in the first phase, in which set up for generating 2 MW of power is to be done. He further added that in line with government rules, the civic body is likely to get a subsidy of 25 percent in the solar project costs.

Of the 20 MW solar projects, 10 MW solar power will be generated from roof tops of 400 buildings. Rooftops of municipal buildings will be made available on zero lease rental basis to SECI.

SDMC and SECI have agreed to collaborate, identify and develop potential sites for execution of solar power projects. SECI will carry out all the activities including planning, design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing, commissioning, operation and maintenance of grid connected rooftop solar plants.

Goel said SECI will also coordinate with local DISCOMS in association with SDMC for net metering of the generated solar power.

The power generated on rooftop will be used by SDMC offices, whereas the solar power generated on the spare vacant land will be sold to the DISCOMS.

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