January 23 (Renewables Now) – AES India and Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp (TYO:8058) said Tuesday they have commenced construction of a 10-MW energy storage system in Delhi, touted as India’s first grid-scale storage facility.
The system will serve the grid operated by Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd (Tata Power-DDL), a joint venture (JV) between Tata Power Co Ltd (BOM:500400) and the government of the national capital territory of Delhi. Fluence Energy LLC, the energy storage technology and services JV of Siemens AG (ETR:SIE) and AES Corp (NYSE:AES), will supply the Advancion technology platform for the project.
The battery storage facility will enhance peak load management, grid stability and renewables integration in the Delhi region, where there are over 7 million customers.
“The first of its kind system will help to create a business case for the deployment of storage in India [..] This project will provide a platform to demonstrate energy storage as a critical distribution asset and help to balance distributed energy resources, including rooftop solar,” said Tata Power-DDL head Praveer Sinha.