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India: BSES Launches First Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Delhi

BSES has entered into partnerships with several organisations to set up over 150 smart EV charging stations

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The first of these smart EV charging stations was inaugurated at the discom's grid sub-station at South Extension Part II by Delhi Power Minister. Pixabay

Delhi electricity distribution company BSES on Tuesday unveiled its first public electric vehicle (EV) charging station as part of its plan to set up over 150 EV charging stations across its licensed area in the capital.

BSES said in a statement that the first of these smart EV charging stations was inaugurated at the discom’s grid sub-station at South Extension Part II by Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain.

“BSES has entered into partnerships with several organisations to set up over 150 smart EV charging stations across its licensed area. Of this, around 50 smart EV charging stations will be set-up in financial year 2019-20,” it said.

“Located in the heart of the busy South Extension Part II market, the smart EV charging station – Blue Smart Charge – can charge two EVs simultaneously. This has been set up in partnership between BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL), Gensol Charge Pvt Ltd and Techperspect,” the statement said.

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Delhi electricity distribution company BSES on Tuesday unveiled its first public electric vehicle (EV) charging station. Pixabay

According to the discom, these smart charging stations being set up are equipped with an “analytic platform” which will help EV owners get a seamless online experience.

“Through the ElectreeFi Mobile App, an EV consumer can locate the nearest charging station, make advance online booking and even pay on-line through multiple options,” it said.

The tentative total cost of charging, including the cost of electricity (as per DERC tariff) and the overheads (parking charges, recovery of equipment cost etc) is expected to be Rs 160-200 for a full charge. This translates into a Rs 1.60 to Rs 1.80 cost per km, which is extremely competitive compared to petrol, diesel and even CNG vehicles,” it added.

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Commenting on the development, ABRPL Chief Executive Amal Sinha said in a statement: “Along with promoting renewable power in a big way, we are now gearing up to aggressively push the case of electric vehicles and their charging. For this, we are engaging with key stakeholders and domain experts Ato evolve strategies and framework to create an ecosystem for the promotion of e-mobility.” (IANS)

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BSES Urges Consumers to Switch Off Electric Appliances During Earth Hour

Last year, BSES saved 183 MW in Delhi's total contribution of 305 MW during Earth Hour, it added

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Last year, BSES saved 183 MW in Delhi's total contribution of 305 MW during Earth Hour, it added. Pixabay

Delhi power distribution company (discom) BSES on Monday urged its over 40 lakh consumers to “switch off” their electric appliances during Earth Hour on March 30, 2019, to show their concern for the environment.

According to the company, consumers should show their concern for the environment by switching off their electrical appliances and non-essential lighting fixtures for one hour starting 8.30 p.m (local time) on Saturday. In this, Delhi citizens will be joining their over a billon counterparts in Mumbai, Los Angeles, London, Hong Kong, Sydney and Rome, among many other cities in over 180 countries, a statement said.

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The company further said that Earth Hour 2019 will also be the platform that launches the “Give Up to Give Back” movement. Wikimedia

The company further said that Earth Hour 2019 will also be the platform that launches the “Give Up to Give Back” movement, encouraging millions of Indians to give up wasteful practices, habits and lifestyles to give back to the planet that makes life possible.

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Commenting on the importance of a sustainable planet, a BSES spokesperson said: “As conscientious corporate citizens of Delhi, BSES urges its consumers to opt for paper-less bills, thus giving up paper waste.”

The BSES sister discoms “BRPL and BYPL will also switch off all non-essential lights at their over 400 offices, spread across an area of around 950 sq.kms, during the appointed hour (8.30 to 9.30 pm) on March 30,” the statement said. Last year, BSES saved 183 MW in Delhi’s total contribution of 305 MW during Earth Hour, it added. (IANS)