State-owned SECI has awarded a contract to the Tatas for setting up a 100MW solar project with battery energy storage system (BESS) at Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh. The project will demonstrate how, by using a large battery storage system like BESS, solar power can be used to provide clean energy during evening peak hours.
The contract has been awarded to Tata Power Solar Systems Ltd, a statement by Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) said.
The project will have a 40 MW/120 MWh BESS. It is one of the largest grid-connected BESS projects in the country.
It is supported by the World Bank and SECI’s internal resources and domestic loans. This is expected to boost market confidence and catalyze further investments in the sector to enable India achieve its commitments towards a net-zero economy.