Madhya Pradesh Power Management Company Limited (MPPMCL) recently issued an Expression of Interest (EOI) to invite domestic and global energy storage companies to set up a facility for 500MW of energy storage.
The storage plant should be capable of at least 8 hours of discharge per day and 3 hours of continuous discharge. Plus, there is flexibility for the bidders on proposing the type of battery. They can propose any storage technology including chemical batteries (lithium ion, advanced lead acid, etc), pumped hydro storage, compressed air energy storage and ﬂywheels.
“Grid-scale energy storage is expected to play a pivotal role in providing ancillary services, balancing real-time demand and supply, integrating renewable energy and improving stability of electricity grids.”MP Power Management Company said.
Government pushing for renewable energy and energy storage projects to maintain power round the clock brought in a lot of scope for companies and state to work together in the sector.
Saubhagya Yojna electrification scheme launched under prime minister Narendra Modi’s first term heading the government also brought lights to millions of homes across the country. It brought an extra 2.7 million customers online in Madhya Pradesh, where distribution companies now supply power to 11.5 million domestic consumers out of a total population of 82.3 million.
Currently, out of Madhya Pradesh’s total installed power capacity of 19,796 MW as of January 2019, 3,827 MW (19.3%) are from renewable energy sources.
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