BYPL and GIZ join hands to promote Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Measures at Electricity Distribution Level

BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL), one of the leading power distribution companies and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 22 May 2018 in New Delhi to explore the possibilities of collaboration for promoting grid connected solar rooftop photovoltaic systems, energy storage, electric vehicles, smart grid initiative and other relevant areas at the electric utility level. The MoU was signed by Mr P R Kumar, CEO, BSES Yamuna Power and Dr Winfried Damm, Head of Energy, Indo-German Energy Programme(IGEN) of GIZ India. The Solar Rooftop project is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. The purpose of the MoU is to achieve common goals and utility objectives related to promotion of grid-connected solar rooftop PV, Energy Storage System, Electric Vehicle and Smart Grid Initiatives, conduct researches and organize capacity building programs for channel partners, project developers, financial institutions, government departments, distribution utilities, PSUs. The overarching aim of the collaboration is to work jointly towards mitigating climate change by promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy measures at the utility level. 

Dr Winfried Damm, Director IGEN, GIZ India said, “We expect the collaboration with BYPL will help us in designing and implementing tailored solution by developing a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by distribution utilities in promoting clean technologies like rooftop PV and higher adoption of EV. We are proud to state that BYPL is the first utility in India officially joining GIZ in the effort of investing impact of high penetration of EV on distribution network and deployment of distributed solar power by promoting standardized rooftop PV systems for the broader mass by the year 2022. That initiative by the Government of India – Ministry of New and Renewable Energy – will further spread nationally.” 

Mr. Prem R Kumar, CEO, BYPL said “BYPL is committed for promotion and adoption of clean technologies and E-mobility in our licensee area. While, we prepare ourselves for the smoother transition, we need to ensure power qualities and uninterrupted power supply to our consumers. With our partnership with GIZ, we are sure of getting solutions for developing ecosystem of cleaner technology adoption in better way. We are excited about the technical studies to be done in collaboration with GIZ for EV and Solar Roof Top adoption and we are fully confident that this will benefit all the stakeholders in future to come”