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Walk Through Energy Audit for Hotel Grant Tulip, Pune

Walk Through Energy Audit for Hotel Grant Tulip, Pune

Energy Audit

WISE conducted a walk through energy audit for Hotel Grant Tulip in Pune and reported on the possible energy efficiency and energy conservation opportunities to reduce its energy consumption. WISE also evaluated the hotel’s electricity consumption and provided guidance on possible savings on installation of captive solar power plants on its rooftop to meet its power consumption requirements.

WISE completed the walk through audit and suggested the solar captive with savings.

Technical Support to Leading Telecom Industry

Technical Support to Leading Telecom Industry

Solar Plants in Telecom Industry

WISE extended design support to one of India’s leading telecom companies for the design and preparation of engineering drawings for setting up solar plants to meet the captive power requirements of the company’s telecom towers across different states in India. WISE submitted drawings for more than 2500 solar systems for these telecom towers and successfully completed the project in the year under review.

Setting Up 1 Mw Solar Plant at Mirajgaon Gram Panchayat

Setting Up 1 Mw Solar Plant at Mirajgaon Gram Panchayat

Solar Plant at Mirajgaon

The Mirajgaon gram panchayat in Maharashtra has received grant support from the central government under National Rurban Mission Scheme for setting up of 1 MW solar power plant. In this regard, the Centre for Solar Energy, WISE, aided in the preparation of the DPR. The generated power is expected to be sold to DISCOM by participating in the competitive bidding process. WISE will provide handholding support to Mirajgaon gram panchayat in the selection of an EPC contractor and commissioning of the solar plant.

WISE supported the gram panchayat to participate in MSEDCL bid for sale of generated solar power. The gram panchayat won the bid and got the tariff of 3.10 per unit for 25 years and signed PPA with MSEDCL.

 

An Innovative Solar Policy For India

An Innovative Solar Policy For India

In one of the earliest policy advocacy initiatives by WISE, the ‘National Working Group for an innovative Solar Policy in India’ was constituted in August 2007 and supported by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India.

The working group comprised thirteen senior-most representatives from WISE, the government and the solar industry. It was chaired by Ajai Vikram Singh, Former Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministries of New and Renewable Energy and Defence. Four sub-committees were set up in the areas of solar PV, concentrating solar thermal (CSP), HRD, and finance. The sub-committees were mandated to take up a detailed study of each of the areas allotted to them. An extensive country-wide consultative process was also undertaken. The task involved extensive data collection, study of techno-economics, legal and regulatory issues, etc.

The solar policy developed by WISE was unveiled by Vilas Muttemwar, Minister of New and Renewable Energy at ‘Solar India 2007’ national conference organised by WISE. The policy draft, the first-of-its-kind, contributed to the evolution of the ‘National Solar Energy Mission’ in 2008, under the aegis of the National Action Plan for Climate Change (NAPCC).

WISE-WORLD BANK-MNRE Project For Scaling Up Energy Access In Rural India

WISE-WORLD BANK-MNRE Project For Scaling Up Energy Access In Rural India

This project was a pioneering one, as it helped bring to the fore, the technical, policy, regulatory and commercial challenges facing off-grid integration in India and helped to provide the necessary groundwork for subsequent policy and regulatory design models focusing on rural energy access and micro-grid scale-up.

The project was awarded by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) with financial support from the World Bank.

WISE selected a few villages in Nandurbar district of Maharashtra as a test case and assessed the load profiles and load curve. It estimated the local RE resource potential, selected optimized technology configurations, analysed and modelled demand-supply scenarios, estimated project costs and identified possible financing streams. It analysed the techno-economic viability of the project in order to prepare and submit a DPR and bid document for setting up an RE based micro-grid project.

First Ever Model Tariff Determination For Grid Connected Solar Power In India

First Ever Model Tariff Determination For Grid Connected Solar Power In India

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) reached out to WISE to determine tariff for grid-connected solar power projects (solar PV and solar thermal) in India at a time when the solar market had not yet taken off in the country and the National Solar Mission was not yet announced.

In a first-of-its-kind study at the time, the report provided an early indication of the price levels and trajectory of solar PV and solar thermal technologies and provided a base reference template for solar policy programmes introduced in subsequent years. WISE visited select operational projects in Europe to understand the feasibility of using this new technology and studied at the performance data. The visit was supplemented by extensive stakeholder interaction to help in preparing detailed computations for different technology configurations for solar PV and solar thermal.