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BSES, SECI sign power sale agreements; likely to help Delhi's peak energy demand

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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Power sale agreements have been signed by the BSES discoms with the SECI to procure 200 MW of wind energy, a move which would be helpful in effectively meeting Delhi's peak power demand, a spokesperson of the BSES said.

The BSES Rajdhani Power Limited will procure 150 MW and BSES Yamuna Power Limited will procure the remaining 50 MW of wind power, he said.

"The power is expected to be available to the BSES discoms in about 18 months- from the third week of November, 2019, for a period of 25 years and will be available at a very competitive tariff of Rs 2.52 per unit," he said.

A mix of wind and solar power in the discom's power portfolio will be helpful in effectively meeting Delhi's peak power demand. Delhi experiences peak power demand twice in a 24-hour period and this wind power being sourced from the coastal area of Gujarat is expected to support the night peak demand, the spokesperson added.

Power sale agreements have been signed by the BSES discoms with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to procure 200 MW of wind energy, he said.

With this latest agreement, the BSES discoms will be getting 300 MW of wind power.

Last year, the BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL) had signed an agreement to procure 100 MW of wind-power with PTC. This power is expected to be available from November 2018, he said.

"BSES discoms are committed for the promotion of renewable power in Delhi while ensuring that there is minimal burden on the consumers," the spokesperson said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Tue, April 03 2018. 19:36 IST
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