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BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM (BESS) PROJECT APPROVED BY GOI

BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM (BESS) PROJECT APPROVED BY GOI

Context:

Central Government has given its approval for the installation of the 1000 MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) project. This pilot project is the joint effort of “Ministry of Power” and “Ministry of New & Renewable energy”.

Key Highlights:

  • Both the ministries were working on this to provide a road map for the implementation of the energy conservation plan in India.
  • The BESS will be set up to support the ultimate goal of achieving the 450 GW renewable energy goal by the Ministry of New & renewable energy by 2030.
  • As per Ministry, India plans to use the energy storage system under renewable energy.
  • The energy storage system will be used as part of the grid to maximize the use of the transmission system and strengthen the grid stability. It will help save investment in expanding transfer infrastructure.
  • Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), a CPSU affiliated with the Ministry of New & Renewable energy, called for expression of interest to procure 1000 MWh BESS. 
  • It will be published in an RFS bid document and a complete purchase guide for BESS will be compiled.

About Final RFS document:

  • Based on suggestions and feedback from various stakeholders, the final RFS document will float in November 2021.
  • Along with the RFS document, the final guidelines for the purchase and use of BESS will also float as part of the production, transfer and distribution of assets.

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