Solar Rooftop Help Desk

REEEP II organized a day long training session on roof top solar under net-metering guideline in collaboration with SREDA and NESCO (Northern Electricity Supply Company Limited). The target of the day long workshop was to inform the officials of NESCO on technical, operation & maintenance and management of the solar roof top system under the net metering guideline. The workshop also arranged an interactive session on the same day for the members of Industrial Association of Northern Zone to get their feedback on the concept of national solar rooftop service desk. The awareness workshop took place at Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation, Rangpur on 10 November 2018. Mr. Mohammad Alauddin, Joint Secretary, Renewable Energy, Power Division conducted a session on solar net metering guideline 2018, Mr. Shahriar Ahmed, Director, Energy Center, United International University (UIU) led a session on solar roof top technology and major components of grid connected solar roof top net metering system and Mr. Reaz Chowdhury, Senior Consultant, GIZ shared challenges, possible technology, business model from GIZ’s activities on grid connected solar rooftop technology.

Training session for NESCO
57 NESCO members participated in the training. The training covered the concept behind the development of Net Metering Guideline, the purpose and the involvement of utilities for technical, management, operation and maintenance of rooftop solar as well as the relevant grid integration issues. Also, examples of Net Metering pilot projects were presented by consultants including lessons learnt from pilot projects.

Interactive session with industry owners
An interactive session was organized with the members of Industrial Association of northern zone. Concept of Net metering guideline was presented briefly along with implementation procedure for industrial rooftops. A total of 35 participants including the owners, Chairman, Managing Directors and other directors of some organizations were present during the briefing and discussion session.