Power subsidy scheme to continue in Delhi

Power subsidy scheme to continue in Delhi


The Delhi Government extend its Rs 1,600-crore flagship power subsidy scheme for the financial year 2017-18. People of Delhi who consumes up to 400 units get 50% subsidy on their delhi electricity bill payment online be it ndpl bill payment online or bses bill pay online.

Rs 2194-crore has been allocated for the generation of Delhi's solar power, providing incentives to consumers for domestic solar power generation. These proposals had already bee announced earlier.

Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said, "All government buildings which have a rooftop area of more than 500sq m must install a solar power unit." Delhi Government will also provide Rs2/KW as an incentive to domestic consumers who install a solar plant. "As the space in Delhi is limited, a big programme was launched for developing rooftop solar power units. We aim for 1,000MW solar photovoltaic installation in the next five years and hope to meet a target of 2,000MW by 2025.", said Mr. Sisodia.

The Minister also appreciated three waste-to-energy power plants at Okhla, Ghazipur and Bawana. "The Delhi government has approved three waste-to-energy plants with a total capacity of 52MW to dispose off municipal waste. The already operational 16MW plant at Okhla, is India's largest integrated waste management project with a capacity to process 2,000 tonnes garbage a day," he said.

AAP's has continued its focus on the power subsidy scheme. By this subsidy for Delhi electricity consumers, over 36 lakh households in Delhi would be covered. Delhi has 52.62 lakh consumers and power consumption reached a high of 3.4% , thus supply increased to 33,615 million units in 2015-16.