Article Republished By Javier Troconis
LUCKNOW: Considering the rise in demand for power in the state capital, the Lucknow Electricity Supply Administration (LESA) has asked residents to opt for roof top solar plants which are cheap in the long run and are environment friendly.
According to LESA, currently there are 8.5 lakh households in the city with power connections out of which over 35,000 have roof top solar plant.
Speaking to TOI, Ajay Mishra, superintendent engineer of LESA Trans Gomti and nodal officer of solar roof top project said, “Anyone who is willing to install a solar roof top system needs to visit www.upnedasolarrooftopportal.com and apply for connection online. The portal is expected to be operational in the next three days.”
“For the solar rooftop system, the central government provides hefty subsidies. For instance upto 3kW connection, the center offers 40% subsidy and 3kw-10kW, the subsidy is 20%. Further, housing societies are eligible for 20% subsidy for power connection upto 500kW. The state provides a maximum Rs 30,000 subsidy per kW,” he said.
One kilowatt of solar rooftop system takes 110 sqft of area.
LESA Trans Gomti chief executive engineer, Anil Kumar Tiwari said, “ The solar rooftop system helps the consumer to bring their power bill expenditure upto 50%. Further, for the next five-years no maintenance charges are taken from the consumer for the system. Rise of power demand is a reality, so it’s a good opportunity for residents to avail the clean energy service at cheaper rates.”
Power supply to be affected between 10am to 1pm in Hazratganj, Dhobi Wali Gully, Makbra road due to maintenance between Hanuman Setu sub-station to feeder Bandriya baba parivartak. Similarly, between 9am to 5pm, there would be no power supply in the industrial area, Vijay Kheda, Haddi Kheda, Hardoi crossing and Talkatora road area due to underground cabling work.
Further, from 10am to 2pm LESA would snap power supply of Laxmi Prasad Road, Ali colony, Buland bagh to conduct maintenance of residency substation.
No billing service between Sunday to Monday
Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPLC) customer care service including online billing, counter billing, helpdesk 1912 will remain inactive, as during this period UPPCL data center will be shut down for maintenance.
During the scheduled shutdown of customer care service, the power discom MVVNL has made special arrangements for its 88 lakh consumers in 19 districts. Contact via Twitter @mvvnlhq. Whatsapp : 91-8010924203. Chatbot “ask mvvnl” on www.mvvnl.in & phone : 0522-4341912, 0522-4340440, 8004763440, 8005495067.