WISE was approached by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) based in Qatar to study and analyse the possibility of substituting C1 gas in a 200 MW grid-connected power plant with solar PV. WISE undertook detailed study on consumption of C1 gas for power generation and carried out a techno commercial feasibility study on substituting the gas with solar PV power and provided specific recommendations on feasibility in a detailed technical report.
WISE analysed the site conditions and assessed the wind data for setting up 25 MW wind power projects by modelling energy yield using different technology and turbine models. Going beyond feasibility study, WISE prepared the bid document for inviting OEMs for execution of supply, installation and commissioning of the project and further supported GECL for evaluation of bids.
WISE prepared BID document and supported MEDA during the bidding process for development of solar power projects of around 13 MW under Amrut Yojana for Municipal Corporations for their water supply schemes.
The Mula Pravara Electric Co-operative Society approached WISE for assistance in assessing feasibility of powering public water supply schemes under its jurisdiction from solar based power. The public water supply schemes typically lift water from the reservoir and then pump to the water treatment plant for purification and then to overhead tanks for further distribution to the public. Huge electricity is consumed in the pumping application by these public water supply schemes. Further, the electricity bills are being paid through public contributions collected at gram panchayat levels. WISE thus prepared a DPR for installation of captive solar power plants of more than 2.5 MW located at different locations in Ahmednagar district, to solve the high electricity consumption problem.
In yet another endeavour, WISE supported MEDA in the bidding process (under the Amrut Yojana scheme), for installing solar power projects of around 13 MW by municipal corporations in Maharashtra for their water supply schemes, with the objective of reducing their high electricity consumption. These solar projects have been proposed for the districts of Latur, Beed, Vasai-Virar, Shirdi, Solapur, Yavatmal, etc.
WISE extended support to the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) for preparing DPR on integrating renewable energy solutions to meet the power generation requirements of various border outposts of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). The main objective was to assess the feasibility of an RE based energy system for the border posts located in extreme climatic conditions at 67 border outposts spanning across 4 states, at altitudes varying from 3000 to 6000 m with a minimum temperature -40C during winters.
WISE assessed the potential and site feasibility for solar, wind and diesel-based backup solution and initiated the feasibility analysis for solar PV, and wind power, and optimized the capacity as per expected load profile. Since these sites are located at isolated places, battery-based storage was proposed for round-the-clock power availability. In addition, DG sets were also proposed to meet the backup power requirements and improving the reliability of the system. Along with power, solar thermal systems for hot water have also been designed for meeting the border outposts’ hot water and room heating needs. The interventions proposed by WISE are 100% automatic, with minimum human intervention required.