India CSR News Network
MUMBAI: As part of its CSR mandate, Rosa Power Supply Company Ltd (RPSCL) – a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Power – has been supporting the promotion and harness of solar power under its renewable energy programme.
Currently into its second phase, the Go Green Initiative was launched in 2014 wherein RPSCL provided solar micro-power grids in the earmarked villages around the Rosa Power Plant in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, in order to provide electricity to the households in the region.
A two-tier model had been worked out to encourage participatory involvement of the community and also give them a feeling of “ownership” of the solar micro-grids. Groups of approx. 40 households each were formed as beneficiaries. To bring in uniformity in the power consumption pattern, each household was connected with the solar plant and was provided with 2 LED Bulbs (1.5 W each) and a single mobile charging point.
In order to optimize the generated electricity and avoid potential losses, automatic load cut off/System shut off based on dual timer tracking sun rise and sun set was provided. Battery back-up was provided for 2 days to cater to any eventuality that arose from either technical failure or during rainy reason when the solar intensity is typically less due to cloudy weather.
In its second phase now, RPSCL has extended Solar Lamps to Class X and XII students from the earmarked villages, to aid them during their Board examinations. 448 youths have benefitted through this activity.
As a renewable energy programme, this is a small but firm step in reducing dependability on the use of fossil fuels such as kerosene and in reducing air pollution. Today, a total of 64 Solar Panels in 11 villages are electrifying 2,182 households – spreading smiles and creating value for the present and the future.