NEW DELHI: To save energy, reduce electricity bills and generate revenue from its own resources, South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) plans to tie-up with National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) for installing solar plants on over 200 buildings, including maternity centres, zonal offices, parking lots and school buildings.
The proposal was approved at a standing committee meeting on Tuesday, which included signing a memorandum of understanding with NTPC for installing solar rooftop PV and solar ground-mounted plants. NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited will be responsible for the project design, supply, erection, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the project for 25 years.
The officials, however, argue that certain buildings have space or capacity to install bigger panels. “The Centre is currently supporting installation 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.
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 said.