The solar partners – discom procurement is a RESCO-based model where the discom plays the role of an aggregator.
Benefits to discoms
  1. Through strategic identification of roof clusters, discoms can optimise the benefits from rooftop solar to the distribution network.
  2. Easier to execute as this model do not have monthly subscription from consumers.
Benefits to developers
  1. Developers can get access to clustered rooftops, which will allow larger aggregated system sizes and thus, reducing their sales and logistical costs.
  2. Since electricity is sold directly to the discom, developers face lower payment default risk.
Source : KERC
  • Target Consumer Segment
    No consumer subscription
  • Location
    Large roof spaces in the discom license area such as warehouses, discom owned buildings etc.
  • Asset Ownership
  • Metering Arrangement
    Fed to grid
  • Role of Discom
    Aggregated procurement
  • Level of involvement by utility
  • Need for partnerships
  • Revenue to DISCOM
  • Skill Requirement
  • Risk to Utility