Delhi seeks to tap more solar power
With conventional sources of electricity likely to get scarcer and more expensive in the coming years, the Delhi government is weighing the option of generating more solar power in the near future.
“The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) had issued an advisory to the government for generating solar power. We will soon hold deliberations on the project and we will decide how power companies can be roped in,” an official told IANS.
The government will act as a “facilitator” for discoms to generate the green energy.
“We will have a meeting with the stakeholers. There are around 15 stakeholers which include DERC, power distribution companies and others,” the official said. The meeting is expected to take place as soon as this month.
“Tariff, metering and other aspects will have to be looked into. Giving a subsidy for power buyers will also figure in the meeting,” said the official.
According to officials, the government is keen to promote solar energy in the capital and has adopted several measures towards it.