Grid Support Applications through Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) for enhancing Renewable Energy integration – India Smart Utility Week 2020
USAID India’s GTG-RISE Initiative presented learnings from its ongoing pilot on ‘Grid Support Applications through Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) for enhancing Renewable Energy integration’ during the India Smart Utility Week (ISUW2020). The pilot on energy storage is supporting the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) to demonstrate techno-commercial feasibility of different use cases and also providing various ancillary services for Grid Connected BESS in Indian context. Mr Satish Kumar Singh from GTG-RISE shared the findings to enhance the understanding of utilities on key challenges and opportunities it poses while implementing grid connected BESS and enable large scale integration of RE into the grid. USAID/India’s Greening the Grid (GTG) is a five-year program implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Power (MOP), Government of India (GOI) under the ASIA-EDGE (Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy) Initiative. This program aims to support GOI’s efforts to manage large-scale integration of Renewable Energy (RE) into the grid. The central component of GTG is Renewable Integration and Sustainable Energy (RISE) Initiative which involves the design, implementation, and scaling of a series of prioritized innovation pilots, including the one on BESS, that support the integration of RE into the grid. GTG-RISE Initiative is implemented by Deloitte Consulting LLP.