MSEDCL Successfully Implements over 10,000 Solar Projects in Pune


  • MSEDCL has developed an installed solar capacity of 254 MW in Pune circle
  • Residential installation accounted for a significant portion of this capacity

Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has successfully developed an installed capacity of 254 MW, by implementing 10,170 solar projects across Pune city, Pimpri-Chinchwad, and Pune rural.

The breakdown of this solar capacity is as follows:

Residential consumers and societies: 72 MW
Commercial segment: 36.11 MW
Industrial segment: 110.28 MW
Others: 35.55 MW

Moreover, officials have also stated that 3,580 projects with a total capacity of 96.79 MW are currently under construction.

The overwhelming response from individuals, societies, commercial and industrial establishments has played a significant role in achieving this milestone. Also, the central government subsidy of up to 40% of the installation cost for residents and housing societies has encouraged consumers to switch to solar.

MSEDCL chairman and Administrative director, Mr. Vijay Singhal is also actively reviewing the implementation of the subsidy policy. The agency appealed to Pune citizens to adopt solar and contribute to a greener environment by circulating pamphlets to societies and individuals.

“We emphasised the financial benefits of rooftop solar power projects such as reducing electricity bills. The initial investment can be recovered within four to five years, and the benefits can last for approximately 25 years. Surplus electricity generated can be sold back to MahaVitaran through net metering.” Said Rajendra Pawar, chief engineer at MSEDCL.

Maharashtra is one of the leading solar states in India and is making great strides to develop its solar capacity. The state’s Pench Tiger Reserve is on the path to becoming India’s first fully powered reserve . The state government has also announced plans to lease farmers’ land to set up solar feeders.

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Resource: Hindustan Times

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