The BSES discom has signed a 510-MW solar and hybrid power agreement with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), a move that will help provide green and clean electricity to Delhi at “economical rates”, a company spokesperson said Tuesday. The Reliance Infrastructure-led BSES discoms — BRPL and BYPL — are the first in Delhi to ink an agreement for hybrid power which is a pooled mix of solar and wind power co-located at the same site, he said.
Hybrid power will lead to optimum cost utilisation and enable BSES discoms fulfil their renewable power obligations, he added.
“The BSES discoms have inked power sale agreements (PSA) with SECI to procure 510 MW of solar and bundled hybrid power. Of the total quantum of 510 MW, 300 MW is solar power and 210 MW, hybrid power,” he said.
The BSES discoms have already started the process to come out of costly power purchase agreements by petitioning the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission, to allow it to exit seven power plants that have completed 25 years of operation or about to do so within a year.