Tata Power-DDL Solar Journey

About Tata Power-DDL

Tata Power-DDL has been the frontrunner in implementing power distribution reforms in the capital city and is acknowledged for its customer friendly practices. Since privatization, the Aggregate Technical & Commercial (AT&C) losses in Tata Power-DDL areas have shown a record decline. AT&C loss is a measure of overall efficiency of the distribution business, i.e., the difference between units input into the system and the units for which the payment is collected. Today, AT&C losses stand at 8.5%, which is an unprecedented reduction of around 84% from an opening loss level of 53% in July 2002.

Tata Power-DDL has to its credit several firsts in Delhi: SCADA controlled Grid Stations, Automatic Meter Reading, GSM based Street Lighting system, SMS based Fault Management System, etc. Tata Power-DDL has also embarked on its Smart Grid Journey and has become the first utility to initiate Automated Metering Infrastructure based Auto Demand Response program in the country which will help in managing peak demand & Grid stress.

Tata Power-DDL Approach

Study on Solar Project:

In 2014, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (Tata Power-DDL) received a grant from the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) to complete a feasibility study titled “Business Models for Distributed Energy Resource Deployment”. Tata Power-DDL engaged Energy and Environmental Economics (E3), a recognized energy consulting agency based out of San Francisco to conduct the study.

Main objective of the study:

  • •   To develop the business case for Distributed Energy Resources (DER), with focus on rooftop solar
  • •   To identify the regulatory roadmap and implementation strategies for DER and solar
  • •   To assess the trade-offs between different solar policies (NEM and alternatives)

Please click on the link below to download the study report:

E3 Study Rooftop Solar Presentation

Tata Power-DDL Policy Advocacy on Rooftop Solar

In its endeavour to make Solar Project initiative a success in Delhi, in addition to the provisions available to the Consumers for implementation of rooftop Solar Projects on their own, Tata Power-DDL would like to offer its services to its consumers for further facilitating Solar Project implementation. The Hon’ble Commission has accepted Tata Power-DDL proposal and has approved its proposed initiatives in Solar Projects which will ensure standardization and uniform compliance with stipulated Regulations as well as quality and safety norms

Brand Leadership

Tata Power-DDL received the highest honour rating of SP 1A (pronounced as solar power one A) as a “System Integration Grading for Solar PV projects” from ICRA, which indicates ‘highest performance capability’ & ‘highest financial strength’ of Tata Power-DDL to undertake solar PV projects. Tata Power-DDL is the only utility channel partner of MNRE with highest grading SP1A.