Powergrid’s battery energy storage system pilot goes live at Puducherry plant

The battery energy storage system (BESS) pilot project at the Puducherry site of the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID) has gone live. …

The closed-door virtual go-live event, was conducted jointly by USAID and POWERGRID, and was attended by senior representatives from the Ministry of Power, Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO); Powergrid; USAID/India, the GTG-RISE team from Deloitte (implementing partner); and KEC Ltd, USAID grantee and technical partner for the pilot. The BESS pilot is aimed at demonstrating various possible use cases through enhanced IT-based controls, ascertaining the feasibility of BESS in the grid, and assessing the economic value of storage and will be an important contribution to India’s energy sector. The go-live demonstration of the BESS pilot will play a critical role in grid integration and security.


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