AES and Fluence Inaugurated India’s First and South Asia’s Largest Grid-Scale Energy Storage System

The AES Corporation, Mitsubishi Corporation and Tata Power inaugurated today India’s first grid-scale battery-based energy storage system in Delhi, India. AES’ President and Chief Executive Officer Andrés Gluski, together with AES’ Eurasia President Mark Green and AES India’s President Rajendra Shrivastav, cut the ribbon of the new facility. The 10 MW/10 MWh grid-connected system, owned by AES and Mitsubishi Corporation, will pave the path for wider adoption of grid-scale energy storage technology across India. Fluence, a market-leading supplier of energy storage technology jointly owned by Siemens and AES, supplied its state-of-the-art Advancion technology for the project.

This 10 MW project is located at a Rohini, Delhi substation operated by Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (Tata Power-DDL) and will provide grid stabilization and better peak load management, add system flexibility, enhance reliability and protect critical facilities for 2 million consumers served by Tata Power-DDL.

Battery-based energy storage enables electricity to be stored and then delivered within milliseconds, reducing instability of the electric grid and enabling more energy to be captured and delivered on demand. India has the ambitious vision of installing 225 GW of renewable energy generation by 2022. Battery-based energy storage provides the flexibility and agility to better integrate intermittent solar and wind energy resources into India’s electric grid and ensure high-quality power for consumers.

Fast-ramping energy storage like the Delhi system can be built in a matter of months to provide critical flexibility to wherever needed on India’s grid. In comparison, older technologies such as pumped hydroelectric energy storage can take years to build and are highly dependent on geographical locations. Battery-based energy storage also uses no water and produces no emissions.

‘Battery-based energy storage has an essential role to play in helping India realize its vision for a more sustainable energy future’,

“AES has been committed to delivering safe, reliable and affordable power in India for the last 27 years and we’re proud to bring the country’s first major grid-scale energy storage solution online and open the market for the use of battery storage technology in India,” said Andrés Gluski.

AES and Mitsubishi partnered together on the 10 MW/10 MWh system to accelerate the adoption of battery-based energy storage technology in India. Tsunehiro Makabe, General Manager of Mitsubishi Corporation’s Environmental Energy Business Department and Praveer Sinha, CEO and Managing Director of Tata Power, took also part in the inauguration ceremony. Mr. Sinha praised Tata Power’s collaboration with AES and Mitsubishi as one of the significant milestones in the Indian power sector.

AES India Storage System 10MWFluence brings to the project more than a decade of experience deploying and operating grid-scale battery-based energy storage projects, with over 730 MW deployed or contracted around the world.

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