As per the early reports published by Mint, battery storage systems have been gaining traction in the country. India will offer bids for the largest global tender for establishing a 13-gigawatt hour (GWh) grid-scale battery storage in Ladakh.
“Tata Power’s wholly-owned subsidiary has received a “Notice of Award” (NoA) to build 50MWp Solar PV Plant with 50MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) project at Phyang village in Leh, Ladakh. The order value of the project is ÌNR 386 crores. The commercial operation date for this project is set for March 2023,” the statement added.
A storage system of such a setup will facilitate electricity to supply to the strategic area. Large battery storage will aid in India’ electricity grids, with the stated inadvertent nature of electricity generated from clean energy sources such as solar and wind. One GWh (1,000-MWh) of battery capacity is sufficient to channelize the electric supply to 1 million homes for an hour and about 30,000 electric cars.
“This will be India’s first co-located Large Scale BESS (Battery Energy Storage System) solution as well as first Large Scale Solar PV Project in the Union Territory of Ladakh to be set up at a high altitude of 3600 meters above sea level,” the statement averred.
“Tata Power Solar now stands at approximately 4GWp with approx. the order value of INR. 12,414 Crores,” the statement added.
The government also aims to call for bids for the set-up of 4 GWh of the grid-scale battery storage system at the regional load dispatch regions. Additionally, state-run NTPC bodies have issued a global tender for setting up 1GWh grid-scale battery storage system.
Besides the potential of 1.1 GW of solar cells and modules, Tata Power Solar’ generation portfolio also holds into account a 7GW of utility-scale solar parks with a 600 MW of rooftop and distributed generation projects.