India’s first grid-scale battery-based energy storage system has been inaugurated in Rohini, Delhi, as the country looks to integrate the 225GW of renewable energy generation it intends to install by 2022.
The 10MW/10MWh lithium-ion system is jointly owned by AES Energy Storage and Mitsubishi, and located at a Rohini substation operate by Tata Power.
The system will provide “grid stabilisation, better peak load management, add system flexibility, enhance reliability, and protect critical facilities for 2 million consumers.”
Praveer Sinha, CEO and MD of Tata Power described the project as a “significant milestone in the Indian power sector.”
The system utilises Fluence’s—a jointly owned subsidiary of Siemens and AES—’Advancion’ lithium-ion technology, which is comprised of independent modular nodes that “incorporate pre-certified batteries and inverters”, arranged in a parallel design to increase reliability.
“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”, Sinha continued.
“Battery-based energy storage has an essential role to play in helping India realise its vision for a more sustainable energy future,” said Andrés Gluski, President and CEO of AES.