In the Grand Finale marking the culmination of ‘Ujjwal Bharat Ujjwal Bhavishya – Power @2047’, the Prime Minister (PM) has launched various renewable energy sector related schemes and projects.
National Portal for Rooftop Solar: This will enable online tracking of the process of installation of rooftop solar plants, starting from registering the applications to release of subsidy in residential consumers’ bank account after installation and inspection of the plant. The estimated capacity under the national solar rooftop program is 4,000 MW.
With the launch of this portal, tthe consumers will have the choice to select, any vendor registered with the local distribution company, solar modules of equality and efficiency, solar inverter and other balance of plants and equipment. The process of registration of vendors with the discom is also simplified as now they have to just submit a declaration along with a PBG amount of Rs. 0.25 million for getting registered. Vendors can provide their information and rates on the portal for consumers to reach them. All the updates can be tracked online in the portal right from registration of the application to release of subsidy in the bank account of the consumer.
Link to portal: https://solarrooftop.gov.in/
Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme (RDSS): This is aimed at improving the operational efficiencies and financial sustainability of distribution companies, with an outlay of Rs 3,037.58 billion over a period of five years from 2021-22 to 2025-26. It aims to provide financial assistance to discoms for modernisation and strengthening of distribution infrastructure, aiming at improvement of the reliability and quality of supply to end consumers. It is also proposed to provide 250 million smart prepaid meters to consumers all over the country.
Inauguration of various green energy projects: The foundation stone was laid for various green energy projects of NTPC Limited worth over Rs 52 billion. The Prime Minister inaugurated the 100 MW Ramagundam Floating Solar Project in Telangana and the 92 MW Kayamkulam Floating Solar Project in Kerala. He laid the foundation stone of the 735 MW Nokh Solar Project in Rajasthan, Green Hydrogen Mobility Project in Leh and Kawas Green Hydrogen Blending with Natural Gas project in Gujarat.