Tata Power, AES and Mitsubishi have inaugurated a 10MW/10MWh grid-scale battery-based energy storage system in Rohini, Delhi.

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Image: The energy storage system is located at a substation operated by Tata Power Delhi Distribution (Tata Power-DDL). Photo courtesy of Charles Toepfer/Freeimages.com.

The energy storage system, which is owned by AES and Mitsubishi, is expected to pave the way for wider adoption of energy storage systems across the country. Fluence, a company jointly owned by Siemens and AES, has supplied its energy storage technology Advancion, for this project.

The energy storage system is located at a substation operated by Tata Power Delhi Distribution (Tata Power-DDL). It is expected to help in stabilizing grid and handling peak loads, apart from enhance reliability and protect critical facilities for 2 million consumers served by the company.

Tata Power CEO and managing director Praveer Sinha said: “Tata Power’s collaboration with AES and Mitsubishi is one of the significant milestones in the Indian power sector. Grid-scale energy storage will pave the way for ancillary market services, power quality management, effective renewable integration and peak load management of Indian grids.”

India aims to install 225GW of renewable energy by 2022 and battery-based energy storage offers the right platform to integrate intermittent solar and wind energy resources into the country’s electric gird.

AES president and CEO Andrés Gluski said: “Battery-based energy storage has an essential role to play in helping India realize its vision for a more sustainable energy future. AES has been committed to delivering safe, reliable and affordable power in India for the last 27 years and we’re proud to bring the country’s first major grid-scale energy storage solution online and open the market for the use of battery storage technology in India.”

Tata Power-DDL is a joint venture between Tata Power and the Government of NCT of Delhi. It distributes electricity in North & North-West parts of Delhi and serves a populace of 7 million.

Tata Power-DDL CEO Sanjay Banga said: “At Tata Power-DDL, we continually strive to integrate new technologies for strengthening our network to provide reliable and quality power supply to our consumers.

“This, India’s first grid scale battery based storage system, will address our key challenges in the areas of peak load management, system flexibility, frequency regulation and reliability of the network.”