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Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) for 1000 MWhourproject

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  • October 15, 2021
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Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) for 1000 MWhourproject

Part of: Prelims and Mains GS-III: Energy

In News: Government has given go ahead for inviting the expression of interest for installation of 1000 MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) as a pilot project. 

  • A joint effort of both Ministry of New and renewable energy and Ministry of Power – to provide a road map for the installation of the energy storage system in the country.
  • Why: To support the ambitious goal of achieving 450 GW renewable energy target by 2030

India plans to use energy storage system under following business cases:

  • Renewable energy along with the energy storage system
  • Energy storage system as grid element to maximize the use of transmission system and strengthening grid stability and also to save investment in the augmentation of transmission infrastructure.
  • Storage as an asset for balancing services and flexible operation.  The system operator i.e. load dispatchers (RLDCs and SLDCs) may use storage system for frequency control and balancing services to manage the inherent uncertainty/variations in the load due to un-generation.
  • Storage for distribution system i.e. it may be placed at the load centre to manage its peak load and other obligations.
  • As a merchant capacity by the energy storage system developer and sell in the power market
  • Any other future business models as a combination of the above.

News Source: PIB

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