BRPL is the first electricity distribution company in India to use Power Ledger’s technology to trial P2P solar trading. The project comprised 300 kW of existing solar infrastructure servicing a group of gated communities in Delhi’s Dwarka region.
During the trial, residents with rooftop solar infrastructure were able to trade their excess energy with their neighbors as well as with higher tariff C&I customers, minimising the amount of energy that was spilled back to the grid.
How the technology works
The trial enabled participants to access cheaper renewable energy and prosumers to monetize their investment in solar assets. The project showed clear benefits of cross tariff P2P energy trading as well as highlighted the potential of load shaping and minimising grid peak through cheaper P2P energy trading. Blockchain-enabled solutions are also being considered for group and virtual net metering, EV charging and VPP applications.