facebook

INDUSTRY NEWS

India's energy storage hybrid projects
18
Dec

First steps in storage hybrid projects – is India the next emerging market to watch?

Plans are moving forward for two hybrid projects in India, including a large solar, wind and storage project in Andhra Pradesh, combining 160MW of renewable power with a planned 20-40MWh of energy storage. A smaller demonstration project is in the works for Kerala.

Tenders for the Andhra Pradesh project, in development byAP Solar Energy Corporation, AP Nedcap and APTransco, are planned for March 2018. The storage technology has not yet been decided upon, but will make up part of a new solar farm in Anantpur. At the time of writing, this will be one of India’s biggest hybrid projects. The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), with support from the World Bank, is providing some of the required investment.

In the southern Indian state of Kerala, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy have stated that a tender for a hybrid renewable and storage large-scale demonstration project is due to be sent out in one month’s time. A combined 7 MW of renewable energy (3 MW of solar, 4 MW of wind) is planned for the demo project, to be installed at Ramakkalmedu.

Battery energy storage has been selected but the total planned capacity has not yet been announced. Lithium-ion will make up the majority of the batteries, with some sodium sulphide (NAS) and potentially lithium ferro.

The Kerala project is designed to educate the public and has deliberately been located in a popular tourist area. A training centre is to be built on the project site, allowing visitors to observe its operation and learn from the studies and performance evaluations that take place.

The Agency for Non-Conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT) has already bought the land for the project and has received government sanction for the first phase of the project. The entire programme is expected to take close to 3 years. Investor meetings are due to take place in the Middle East in 2018 to seek funding from expat Indians.

If you want to know more about these and other topics directly from end users of energy storage technologies join us at one of these events: 11th Energy Storage World Forum (Grid Scale Applications), 16-18 May 2018 Berlin or 5th Residential Energy Storage Forum, 14-15 May 2018, Berlin.

Read the original article

LATEST ARTICLES

What lessons can be learnt from the UK’s latest Capacity Auction?

What lessons can be learnt from the UK’s latest Capacity Auction?

This month’s UK capacity market auction left a bitter taste in the mouths of optimistic developers, with final prices low enough to discourage new developments in clean energy and energy storage. This year’s T-4 auction clearing price of GBP £8.40 per kW a year – just over 60% lower than that of last year’s auction….

Read More

Quantifying the market potential

Energy storage systems for C&I: Quantifying the market potential

C&I: A growing energy storage market In 2017, only 4.3% of battery storage deployment could be classified as for commercial and industrial (C&I) use. Nevertheless, the sector has only recently begun to be explored by project developers and presents major opportunities for growth in several markets. According to Navigant Research, revenue for the C&I segment…

Read More

Hybrid ES

Hybrid energy storage: Are combined solutions gaining ground?

Combining component parts into hybrid systems to reap the benefits has always been an attractive prospect. In the past years, successful projects have come online for both solar-plus-storage and wind-plus-storage — the resiliency of battery energy storage combined with the financial boost from power generation. So what does hybrid refer to in the world of…

Read More

energy storage industry news

Would you like to receive energy storage industry news, free powerpoint presentations and opinion articles from our team?

YESand if I don't like it I will unsubscribe! MAYBE LATERI am busy now thinking all things energy storage