MoP issues clarification regarding the use of ESS in various applications in power sector

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has clarified that energy storage systems (ESS) can be used either on standalone basis or in complimentary with generation, transmission and distribution.

ESS shall be accorded status based on its application area, i.e., generation, transmission and distribution. The standalone ESS shall be a delicensed activity at par with a generating company. If the owner/developer seeks to operate the ESS on a standalone basis it will be registered with the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), giving the capacity and the location. It will also need to comply with rules regarding safely etc. as laid down by the CEA. The capacity shall be verified by the CEA.

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