Tata Power: ‘Promising potential’ for energy storage business in India

Excerpt from energy-storage.news

The need for energy storage solutions in India to enable huge renewable energy growth makes it a promising market, Tata Power has said, after its solar subsidiary was awarded the country’s largest solar-plus-storage project to date.

At the beginning of December, Tata Power Solar received a Letter of Award (LoA) from the government-owned Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), for the INR9.45 billion (US$125 million) project in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh.

Tata Power Solar Systems Limited will build a 100MW solar PV plant, colocated with a 120MWh utility-scale battery energy storage system (BESS). Tata Power told Energy-Storage.news that the battery storage will have 40MW output, making it a three-hour duration system.

The project will be built in a year and a half. Tata Power Solar’s duties include engineering, design, supply, construction, testing, operations and maintenance (O&M) and commissioning.