The Energy and Resources
Institute (TERI) on Monday launched a "first-of-its-kind"
pilot project here to support implementation of Battery Energy
Storage Systems (BESS) at the distribution level, aimed at
reducing stress on transformers during peak hours.
The Delhi-based research institute, with support from
MacArthur Foundation, kick started the project in
collaboration with the West Bengal State Electricity
Distribution Company Ltd (WBSEDCL), a TERI statement said.
The distribution transformers get overloaded during
peak load hours, while they remain under-utilised during
non-peak hours and with rise in solar power, integration of
BESS at the distribution level was felt necessary, it said.
A comprehensive module would be developed to assist
WBSEDCL in determining application-specific optimum battery
capacity, operational logic and levelised cost of storage,
For implementation of the pilot project, TERI would
act as project management consultant (PMC) to WBSEDCL and
Department of Power, West Bengal.
"We, at TERI, are delighted to work with WBSEDCL on
the innovative, and possibly cost-effective, option of using
batteries to meet peak loads, as well as to store electricity
from rooftop solar installations at off-peak hours," said Ajay
Mathur, Director General, TERI.
Prominent local battery manufacturers have also shown
keen interest to support the project, the statement said.
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