On May 6th, E3 presented at a workshop held in New Delhi the results of a study identifying business models for rooftop solar and other distributed energy resource models for the Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL).The workshop was attended by several regulators, developers, financial institutions, non-profits and research organizations, including the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission. The study identifies the value of rooftop solar over time and illustrates how TPDDL is positioned to overcome the challenges to solar market growth. Complementary benefits of other DER (namely energy efficiency and demand response) are identified and alternative policies to Net Energy Metering that can mitigate cross-subsidies in the long term are shown.
E3 described how India’s relatively young rooftop solar industry can leapfrog beyond western countries in terms of interconnection processes, attention to monitoring and quality control, and incentive structures. The workshop was led by Dr. Priya Sreedharan and Ms. Amy Wagner of E3 and officiated by Mr. Praveer Sinha, CEO and Executive Director of TPDDL. The study is expected to be released publicly by early June.