Central Government approves large scale battery energy storage system for 1000 MW hour project

Central Government has approved inviting expression of interest for installation of 1000 MW hour BESS

NewsBharati    14-Oct-2021
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New Delhi, October 14: Central Government has given a green signal for inviting the expression of interest for installation of 1000 MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) as a pilot project. This is a joint effort of both Ministry of New and Renewable energy and Ministry of Power who have been working on this to provide a road map for the installation of the energy storage system in India.

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The Ministry said, “Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), a CPSU under Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, has called for the expression of interest for procurement of 1000 MWh BESS. This will be published along with the RFS bid document and the draft comprehensive guideline for procurement and utilization of BESS as a part of generation, transmission and distribution assets and with all ancillary services.”

It also said that this will be discussed in the pre-bid conference scheduled to be held on October 28.

 
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The final RFS document will be floated in the first week of November 2021, along with the final comprehensive guidelines for the procurement and utilization of BESS as a part of the generation, transmission and distribution assets with all ancillary services.

India plans to use energy storage system under renewable energy along with the energy storage system.