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11/06/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/06/2018 03:34

Tata Power-DDL becomes the first utility to achieve PEER gold certification in Asia

November 06, 2018

Achieved energy savings of 26.20 million units, mitigated 448.02 kilotons of CO2 emissions and saved costs of INR177 million

Tata Power Delhi Distribution (Tata Power-DDL) becomes the first utility in Asia to achieve PEER (Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal) gold certification from the Green Business Certificate Institute (GBCI). PEER is a certification programme that measures and helps improve power system performance and electricity delivery systems.

The award was presented by Milli Majumdar, MD, GBCI, and senior vice president, USGBC, to Praveer Sinha, chairman, Tata Power-DDL, and CEO and MD, Tata Power, and Sanjay Banga, CEO, Tata Power-DDL, at Mumbai, during the Distribution Utility Meet 2018 (DUM 2018).

The PEER rating system includes four credit categories: reliability and resiliency; energy efficiency and environment; operations, management and safety; and grid services.

As part of the PEER process, Tata Power-DDL identified opportunities for continuous improvement, which includes reducing sustained interruption and improving energy generation mix. Tata Power-DDL's energy mix accounts for dependency on 75 percent coal, 13 percent gas, 8 percent hydro and 2 percent nuclear.

Tata Power-DDL is a frontrunner in providing reliable, affordable and quality power to its consumers by implementing state-of-the-art technologies. Tata Power-DDL has an advanced distribution management system integrating SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), DMS (distribution management system) and OMS (outage management system) on a single platform, which has the capability of performance monitoring, tracking and control of distribution network, fault and outage management, and network performance optimisation across 1,128 circuits.

Moreover, to reduce interruption and build the system for resiliency, 50 percent of the cables are underground and electrical infrastructure prone to floods are identified and elevated as per the guidelines of CEA (Central Electricity Authority).

Tata Power-DDL is known for its customer-centric initiatives and policies. Through its rooftop solar programme for consumers, the company has implemented 124 rooftop solar plants under net metering with a cumulative capacity of 15MWp. In addition, a 1.76MW distributed solar PV system was installed as part of sustainability initiatives. All these measures have helped in a cumulative cost savings of INR177 million and carbon emission reduction of 448.02 kilotons per annum. Additionally, Tata Power-DDL met all the prerequisites including reliability monitoring, energy efficiency and environmental disclosure, system energy efficiency disclosure, triple bottom line and consumer survey. To have a consumer survey in a prescribed format is a basic requirement in PEER, and TPDDL has met this through their recent survey and achieved a customer satisfaction index of 4.5/5.

Speaking on the achievement, Sanjay Banga said, 'Being a leading power distribution utility, we have worked towards enhancing energy efficiency and high-system reliability. All our systems are technologically integrated and ensure non-stop quality power supply to a populace of 7 million people in the national capital. The PEER rating assigned by GBCI bears testimony to our resilient and robust network. The rating encourages us to benchmark and evaluate our efforts and to continually strive for improvement.'