The Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) India Limited has announced that the electricity department of Andaman and Nicobar administration has confirmed the commissioning of a 20 MW solar power project integrated with 8 MWh battery energy storage system (BESS).
This was one of the first tenders in the country that saw solar projects coupled with a battery energy storage system. The project has been developed at Dollygunj and Attampahad in south Andaman, and it was successfully commissioned on June 30, 2020, as per the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) filing.
NLC India had tendered the solar project with BESS to be developed on the island of Andaman & Nicobar in 2017. The capacity tendered comprised two projects of 10 MW each with 8 MWh BESS.
However, the auction for this tender was scrapped, and a fresh tender was issued in March 2018.