Guwahati Signs INR 2000 Cr MoU for 250 MW/500 MWh Battery Energy Storage System

Jan 12, 2023 11:35 AM ET
  • Rakesh Kumar (IAS), Managing Director, APDCL this solar energy capacity and also battery energy storage project holds immense importance towards the effective combination of solar power projects that remain in the pipeline while including that following the claimed project, Assam will certainly be a leader in the execution of energy storage system.

ONGC Tripura Company Ltd and also Assam Power Distribution Company Ltd have signed up with pressures for the development of a Battery Energy Storage System Project of 250 MW/ 500 MWh capacity in Guwahati. Valued at INR 2000 Cr, the project will certainly be implemented in a phased manner.

The agreement was checked in the visibility of Nandita Gorlosa, Minister of Power, Cooperation, Mines and also Minerals, Indigenous & Tribal Faith and also Cultural Department, Government of Assam, that said that the project is a milestone as it will certainly promote the State in leading the green energy transition. Expeditious execution of the project was advised.

Rakesh Kumar (IAS), Managing Director, APDCL this solar power capacity as well as battery energy storage project holds immense importance in the direction of the successful integration of solar energy projects that are in the pipeline while including that complying with the said project, Assam will be a leader in the execution of energy storage system.

Sanil C. Namboodiripad, Managing Director, ONGC Tripura Power Company Limited (OTPC)- a joint venture company between ONGC, GAIL, Government of Tripura and also India Infrastructure Fund-II, clarified the many benefits that the project offers. To start with, the project will guarantee that power schedule is enhanced during peak load hours. This will even more upgrade the assimilation of renewable resource generation with the electrical energy grid, which will certainly cause boosting grid integrity. Besides, multiple direct and also indirect opportunities for work will certainly be produced following the building and construction as well as procedure of the project.

Notably, OTPC possesses along with operates a 726 MW gas-based mixed cycle power plant in Tripura. This assists fulfill 25% of all the energy demand of all the states of the north-east. OTPC is looking to establish energy storage systems around India. In September 2022, a microgrid nuclear power plant of 2 KW was mounted at several hamlets of Tripura that were plagued with lack of power.

The first grid-connected megawatt hour-scale BESS was established in Modhera, Gujarat, equipped with a ground-mounted solar energy plant. In layman terms, a BESS is a tool that shops energy from the grid or a nuclear power plant for later use when there are high power demands.

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