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Discom inks deals with Teri for govt school students

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Published : Apr 20, 2018, 5:09 am IST
Updated : Apr 20, 2018, 5:09 am IST

According to a statement, the separate MoUs will be signed by the BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna Power Ltd (BYPL).

Commenting on the partnerships, a BSES spokesperson said that  ‘The BSES is committed to be a green corporate citizen.
 Commenting on the partnerships, a BSES spokesperson said that ‘The BSES is committed to be a green corporate citizen.

New Delhi: Delhi power distribution company (Discom) BSES on Thursday announced that it has signed separate agreements with The Energy and Resources Institute (Teri) to deal with different aspects of energy conservation and conduct research on  demand-side management (modification of consumer demand for energy through various methods).

According to a statement, the separate MoUs will be signed by the BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna Power Ltd (BYPL).

“The pacts will provide students with a platform that will help them to make sustainable choices, learn new concepts and share experiences on energy efficiency, alternative and sustainable energy and newer ways to mitigate environmental hazards,” it said.

“While the agreement with BRPL will see the launch of an innovative educational programme for government school children, the strategic partnership with BYPL will explore collaboration opportunities for capacity building programmes, distributed energy resources and implementation of manual and auto demand response (MADR) programmes, which will help in slashing power demand and improve quality and reliability,” it said.

“The BYPL has signed a two-year MoU to conduct cutting-edge research on DSM, MADR programme,  smart grid technologies, solar rooftop PV, energy storage systems, electric vehicles and energy efficiency."

The BRPL’s three-year MoU with Teri provides for launching the “energy-wise energy rise” school programme that will educate, train and reach out to around 90,000 students in government schools.

These studies will solve technical issues relating to loading of feeders, static and dynamic voltage regulation, energy efficiency, environment issues, power quality and protection that may arise with higher penetration of solar rooftop systems and electric vehicle charging infrastructure in distribution grids, it added.

The BYPL, supplying power in central and east Delhi, will launch a demand response project and request large consumers to voluntarily reduce their electricity load as and when required, especially during peak hours, the discom said.

“For the same, they will be given a financial incentive. This will also help in improving the quality and reliability of power supply. The BYPL is expecting savings of around 50 to 60 MW from demand response and roof top solar installations,” it said.

Commenting on the partnerships, a BSES spokesperson said that  ‘The BSES is committed to be a green corporate citizen. These agreements with Teri  will help us to leverage their expertise and enable us to connect with our consumers in a more meaningful way.”

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