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PTI Kolkata
Updated: 26-11-2018 20:51 IST

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,

TERI said.

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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