September 2021: Delhi Government launches first of its kind Urban Microgrid System with support from Indo German Development Cooperation

Leading discoms from around the world are committed to sustainable growth and green energy sources. Their efforts include the deployment of Solar PV rooftop, Solar PV, Wind Parks, and other renewable energy sources, as well as Demand Side Management (DSM) with energy efficiency to optimally manage power demand, especially during peak hours. In partnership with leading national and international domain leaders, Reliance Infrastructure led BSES is spearheading these efforts in the national capital of India.

As part of their engagement, a first-of-its-kind Urban Microgrid System (Solar+ Battery) at the LV distribution network in Delhi has been set-up at Shivalik, Malviya Nagar. The micro-grid was inaugurated today by Mr. Satyendar Jain, Hon’ble Minister for Power, Government of New Delhi.  Important dignitaries present included Justice Shabihul Hasnain Shastri, Chairperson, Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC), Dr A.K. Ambasht, Member, DERC, Mr. Norbert Barthle (Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Government of Germany (BMZ), Dr Winfried Damm (Head of Energy, GIZ India), Dr Julie Reviere, Country Director, GIZ India, Mr. Amitesh Sinha, Joint Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India. Team of Reliance Infrastructure led BSES was represented by Mr. Amal Sinha, Director and Group CEO, BSES and Mr. Rajesh Bansal, CEO, BSES Rajdhani Power Limited.

The project has been implemented under the umbrella of the Indo-German Solar Partnership Project (IGSEP), commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) that is contributing towards India’s renewable energy goals.  On behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, has signed an agreement with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India. It has now partnered with Reliance Infrastructure led BSES Rajdhani Power Limited to set-up a first-of-its-kind Urban Microgrid System at the LV distribution network in Delhi.