TATA Commission South Asia’s Largest Grid Scale Storage System
Tata Power today announced it has commissioned South Asia’s largest grid-scale energy storage system in Delhi. The 10 Megawatt (MW) energy storage system, owned by AES and Mitsubishi Corporation, has been installed at Tata Power Delhi Distribution’s Rohini substation.
It is expected to provide better peak load management, system flexibility and reliability to more than two million consumers, Tata Power said in a statement.
The country’s first grid-scale battery-based energy storage system uses Advancion Technology of Fluence, jointly owned by Siemens and AES.
Battery-based energy storage enables electricity to be stored and delivered within milliseconds, reducing instability of the electric grid and enabling more energy to be captured and delivered on demand.
India is working on a plan to increase installed renewable energy generation capacity to 225 Gigawatt by 2022 and energy storage provides the flexibility to better integrate intermittent solar and wind energy resources into the electric grid.
Commenting on the development, Tata Power Chief Executive Officer Praveer Sinha said 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.