The Government of India has set aspirations to improve the energy situation in the country by increasing the share of clean energy sources. Given the increase in the RE portfolio, coupled with the intermittent nature of electricity generation from these sources, it is important to integrate Battery Energy Storage Solutions (BESS) to ensure firm supply. In order to promote the deployment of BESS, India plans to come up with 1,000MWh of storage of ancillary at each of the four Regional Load Dispatch Centres (RLDCs), with a combined capacity of 4,000MWh.
In this context, the European Union (EU) in collaboration with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), organised the webinar on 24th May 2022 (10:00AM – 12:00 noon CET / 01:30 PM – 03:30 PM IST). The webinar was proposed to bring together the stakeholders from the EU and India to exchange ideas on the technology evolution, regulatory requirements and commercial assessment of utility scale storage. In addition, the webinar also offered opportunities for companies in EU and in India to understand the 500 MW/1000 MWh Standalone Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) tender floated by SECI.