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BSES partners TERI, Panasonic, CEEW for Demand Side Management

New Delhi: Delhi power distribution company BSES on Thursday said that as part of its Demand Side Management (DSM) programme, its sister discom BSES Yamuna Power Ltd (BYPL) has partnered with TERI , Panasonic India and the Council on Energy, Environment and Water ( CEEW ) to launch three initiatives with the potential to save around 380 million units (MU) of electricity and 2.6 lakh tonnes of carbon emissions annually. A BSES statement said the three initiatives are “behavioural energy saving app, Green Division concept and solar micro grids with battery storage.” Developed in partnership with energy resources institute TERI, the behavioural energy saving app, ‘Susthome’, has been designed to try, influence and mould a consumer’s behaviour towards energy usage, the statement said. The app will track a consumer’s energy consumption patterns, analyse them, compare them to that of similar homes in the vicinity and show the energy saving potential. “If their consumption is higher than that of similar more energy efficient homes, it will also provide customised and tailored solutions. Essentially, it will hand-hold the enlisted consumers in reducing their energy consumption, carbon footprint and electricity bills by influencing their behavioural patterns,” it said. In the first phase, a pilot is being rolled-out in select cooperative group housing societies in the Mayur Vihar area. In the second phase, the initiative will be scaled-up to cover around 2 lakh residential consumers and is expected to help them save up to 10 per cent in energy bills, BSES said. This initiative has the potential to save around 72 MUs and over Rs 29 crore annually. It will also result in even more efficient management of power demand and potential to reduce consumption by around 8-10 MW in east and central Delhi areas under BYPL‘s jurisdiction, the statement added. Based on the smart city concept, the Green Division will be a carbon neutral model zone comprising “net positive energy buildings”, solar power generation, electric vehicles (EVs), energy efficiency programmes, efficient waste management, DSM and minimal paper consumption via digitisation, BSES said. The Green Division will work at levels of both the utility (BYPL) and the consumer. “A pilot project and a concept demonstrator is being implemented at BYPL office locations in the Anand Lok sub-division part of Mayur Vihar division. The pilot project has potential energy savings of around 2.52 MU annually. Once rolled-out across BYPL, it has the potential to save around 300 MU and a reduction of 2 lakh tonnes of Co2,” the release said. In partnership with Panasonic India, BYPL has also launched a pilot to establish solar micro grids, “becoming one of the first discoms in the country to do so in an urban setting.” As a technology demonstrator, four such micro grids, combining rooftop solar with lithium-ion battery energy storage systems, have been set up at BYPL offices in east Delhi. “The initial results of the pilot project at four BYPL locations in east Delhi show that over this period only 8 per cent of grid power (net of exports) was used. The balance 92 per cent was generated and met through the solar plant coupled with energy battery storage,” the statement said. According to the discom, these DSM initiatives have the potential for a load reduction of over 100 MW in east and central Delhi areas.