Andhra Pradesh Planning for 7 Storage Plants Worth Nearly 6300 MW

Oct 21, 2020 12:35 PM ET
  • The Andhra Pradesh Government is preparing to set up 7 Pumped Hydro Storage Power Projects (PSP) in the state, to balance renewable energy projects.

The state government of Andhra Pradesh is intending to set up 7 Pumped Hydro Storage Power Projects (PSP) as part of its choice to advertise new renewable energy power plants in the state. The PSP setting is likely to balance fluctuations in overall input power from the existing renewable resource plants relying on solar and also wind power terminals. PSP projects will work as large-scale power storage space stations.

The state federal government has actually determined 7 places to set up PSP plants to the tune of virtually 6,300 megawatts. "This is a new principle on the power storage system and also brings new life to the renewable resource field," said S Ramana Reddy, Managing Director of New and also Renewable Energy Development Corporation (NREDC) while addressing local press.

As reported by the ET, Reddy said that working as a consultant companies were settled to ready the Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) for setting up the power stations. He stated that PSP stations would be coming up at Gandikota (Kadapa), Chitravati (Ananthapuram), Somasila (Nellore), Owk (Kurnool), Kurukutti, Karrivalasa (Vizianagaram) as well as Yerravaram (Visakhapatnam).

Including that renewable energy varies due to abrupt cloud covers as well as wind variants. In order to stabilize the generation, power storage space technology is called for.

"PSPs are readily practical, typically used as well as large-scale electricity storage technology," claimed Ramana Reddy. He stated that though battery storage system is readily available, they were not only pricey however additionally improper to save high quantities. He stated that highest possible battery storage space device was set up in Australia with 100 MW. While it is challenging to ramp up and ramp down the battery storage system, PSPs are simple to manage, he explained.

One such PSP project that is currently in the works is the Greenko Group's pumped storage space project under its Integrated Renewable Energy Project (IREP) in the state. As part of the IREP, the Hyderabad headquartered Greenko Group is presently setting up a 550 megawatt (MW) wind power project, 1,000 MW of solar power project and also 1,680 MW of reverse pumping project in the state.

In June, the Andhra Government had actually revealed that it had protected an extra income of Rs 3495 crore after it successfully renegotiated the contract, for the proposed IREP with Greenko.

The projects being developed by the Greenko Group are the ones it won under the Solar Energy Corporation of India's (SECI's) site as well as initially of its kind tender for 1.2 GW crossbreed wind-solar power projects, which also had an energy storage space and ensured peak power supply stipulation. The group had actually been awarded 900 MW ability in the tender after sending a bid at a peak power tariff price of Rs 6.12/ kWh.

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