Roundtable Workshop on Business Case Analysis for Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) deployment in BRPL Distribution Network
Under the USAID’s GTG-RISE Initiative a “Business Case Analysis for BESS deployment in BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) Distribution Network” was presented before the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) officials during the roundtable meeting organized in New Delhi on December 11th , 2019. Justice Satyendra Singh Chauhan, Chairperson – DERC and Mr. Amal Sinha, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)- BRPL opened the interaction and highlighted the importance of battery storage in the context of Delhi’s load curve with increasing penetration of variable renewable energy. NREL & GTG have been supporting BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) under a pilot initiative to establish the value of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) and assist in deploying the same in BRPL’s distribution network. The team presented on the outcome of their modelling and analysis and also highlighted the progress on a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for deployment of 20 MW of BESS in BRPL’s network. This was well received by Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC), which advised BRPL to submit the DPR, incorporating also the lessons from the 10 MW BESS system deployed by Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL).