US power group AES Corp and Japan's Mitsubishi Corp have officially launched a 10 MW/10 MWh energy storage system in Delhi, touted as India’s first grid-scale storage facility.
Located in Rohini, the system will serve the grid operated by Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd, a joint venture between Tata Power Co Ltd. and the government of the national capital territory of Delhi. It will provide grid stabilisation, peak load management, grid stability and renewable integration services in the region to more than 2 million consumers, AES said last week.
The installation uses the Advancion technology of Fluence Energy LLC, the energy storage technology and services JV of Siemens AG and AES Corp.
“Grid-scale energy storage will pave the way for ancillary market services, power quality management, effective renewable integration and peak load management of Indian grids,” said Praveer Sinha, CEO and managing director of Tata Power. In its press release, AES noted that battery storage facilitates the better integration of wind and solar into India's power grid and improves power supply.