Project UJAS - Table of Contents 1. The Background 2. Success stories of darewadi in pune 3. village identified “Bazar Kanung” 4. Requirements 5. Goals 6. Technical Details 7. Benefits 8. Economics & Operational Details 9. Timelines 10. Ovbi goals Project UJAS – The Background Out of the 600,000 villages in India an estimated 50,000 villages currently not connected to the grid. In addition, another 100,000 + villages that have been notionally connected by the grid have very poor quality grid. Proposed Approach: i. ii. One approach to this problem is to create local mini grids based on renewable energy sources (solar/biogas/biomass/small wind etc.). Once set up, villagers pay a fee for the use of the energy which in most cases suffices to meet the operating costs. Another approach is partly finance the capital expenditure incurred on setting up the minigrids, in most cases an element of grant/subsidies is require to make the project feasible. Project UJAS – SucceSS Story of the village “darewadi” in pune Gram Oorja in partnership with Bosch Solar Energy AG commissioned a solar micro grid with an installed solar capacity of 9.36 kWp, to electrify 40 rural households . The solar micro grid is in operation since July 2012 has been supplying 24x7 electricity to the villagers. Benefits : i. The power requirement for household level has been minimized by the use of efficient LEDs. ii. Availability of local grid for 24 hrs. iii. Roughly 70% of the total energy used is earmarked for productive uses –a pump and flour mill. iv. Mitigate usage of Kerosene and diesel v. The grid is independently managed by the villagers and the local participation was very high in the commissioning of the project. Project UJAS –village identified “Bazar Kanung” Five villages have been identified through detailed survey conducted based on energy demand and paying capacity. OVBI has adopted one village, “Bazar Kanung” to electrify through solar micro grid. The village details are as below i. Name of Villages: Bazar Kunang Hamlet-I ii. Gram-Panchayat: Bazar Kunang iii. Census number: 602663 iv. Tehsil: Joida v. District: Uttar Kannada vi. State: Karnataka vii. No. of Beneficiaries: 27 Project UJAS –requirementS for “Bazar Kanung” The energy requirements for “Bazar Kanung” are as below The village details are as below I. Domestic: Energy requirement is estimated as 4 LED lights and mobile charging point per house. In addition, energy demand for additional basic equipments in approximately 30% of the houses is estimated. II. Commercial : There is a requirement of flour mill/rice huller of capacity 2/3 HP in the village. It is estimated to operate for average 2-4 hours a day. Additional provision to accommodate commercial load of around 3 HP. III. No. of street lights: 4 street lights are estimated. Project UJAS –technical detailS for “Bazar Kanung” Micro Grid plant with the following specifications i. System Size: 4.5 kWp ii. Battery Size: 18,000 Wh Project UJAS –BenefitS delivered to “Bazar kanung” Reduction in use of fossil fuels Access to energy would also mean that allied agricultural activities like flour mills and grinding can be done at the village itself making it self-reliable and a boom in commercial activities Improvement in quality of life Project UJAS –project economics and operational details Total Capital Outlay – Rs. 21.7 Lakhs Operational Expenditure: i. Typically a large part of a solar plant operating expenses is due to the replacement of batteries after every 5 years. ii. AMC costs, insurance, rental, etc. will be in the range of Rs 80,000/-, which will be fully recovered from the villagers in the form of electricity tariffs. Project UJAS –timelines The land measuring 200 – 250 square meters has been earmarked and the villagers have agreed to hand over the land to the village committee for the project. Once the system design is complete and the finances are available, the project can be executed to yield electricity to each household in 90 days. Project UJAS –OVBI goal To Raise 21.7 lakhs By February 2015. Please donate generously for the cause and bring light and hope ro many more lives Any excess donations raised will automatically go into funding of the other four villages already identified by the survey.