Saturday, October 8, 2022

Tovihoto launches unified rooftop solar web portal

Advisor of Power department, Tovihoto Ayemi on Monday, launched the Unified Rooftop Solar (RTS) web portal in Nagaland in the office chamber of the advisor Power, at civil secretariat, Kohima.
According to a DIPR report, the advisor in his speech said towards the implementation of the rooftop solar scheme, the department should reach out to all the people and ensure that they receive quality facility.
He urged upon the department to create awareness that such facilities were available and the opportunity should be given to the people.
Tovihoto also acknowledged the department for its strength from different angles of work and encouraged the officers and staff to coordinate with the department of New & Renewable Energy in order to materialise the system.
In his address, principal secretary Power, K.D. Vizo appreciated the Power department for the success of unified rooftop solar web portal which the principal secretary said, was “very important for the residential sector for reduction in electricity bill for the users.”
Earlier nodal officer (RTS) Er. Atoho Jakhalu presented a brief description of the scheme and informed that RTS was a system consisting of solar photovoltaic power plants installed mainly on the roof of a building where valid and live electricity connection has been provided by the concerned power utilities (DISCOMS).
Typically, 1 KWp TRS plants requires about 10 sq. m area, he informed. He also said that power generated could be used either for captive consumption of the premises or can be fed into the grid and be adjusted in the electricity bill RTS plants help DISCOMs in reducing transmission and distribution losses of power consumption.
Er. Atoho further said the generation was co-located and the quantum of energy generated by the RTS systems would be accounted towards the DISCOMs Renewable purchase Obligation (RPO) compliance.
Earlier, chief engineer (D&R), Er. Tiameren Walling proposed vote of thanks and said the applicants must have electricity bill in their own name to apply with necessary supporting documents such as ID card or latest electricity bill. He also said that it could be applied online.