Launching programme of Unified Rooftop Solar (RTS) web portal in Nagaland was held at the Office Chamber of Advisor Power at Civil Secretariat, Kohima on 5 September 2022.
Advisor Power, Tovihoto Ayemi in his speech has said that towards the implementation of the Rooftop Solar Scheme, the Department should reach out to all the citizens and ensure to provide quality facility. He also urged the department to create awareness that such facilities are available and the opportunity should be given to the people.
Ayemi appreciated the Power Department for strengthening the Department from different angles of work. He encouraged the department to coordinate with the Department of New & Renewable Energy in order to materialize the system.
Principal Secretary Power, K.D.Vizo appreciated the Power department for the success of Unified Rooftop Solar web portal which is very important for the residential sector for reduction in electricity bill for the users.
Earlier Er Atoho Jakhalu Nodal Officer (RTS) presented a brief description of the scheme and stated that the rooftop solar (RTS) is 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.
Jakhalu said that power generated can then 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 and generation are co- located and the quantum of energy generated by the RTS systems shall be accounted towards the DISCOMs Renewable purchase Obligation (RPO) compliance he stated.
Chief Engineer (D&R), Er Tiameren Walling delivered the vote of thanks. He said applicants must have electricity bill in their own name for applying with necessary supporting documents like ID card or latest electricity bill. He also said that it can be applied online.