A grid failure recently led to massive power outages in Mumbai and its neighbouring areas, almost bringing the country’s financial capital to a halt, including its trains. Precautions are being taken in the capital avoid such a situation, at least for essential services like hospitals, the Delhi Metro, Delhi Jal Board etc.
TATA Power-DDL, has set up a South Asia’s largest grid scale Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in north Delhi’s Rohini in collaboration with AES Corporation and Mitsubishi Corporation. In simpler terms, the 10 MW battery storage set up in Rohini is like inverters in our houses, only a massive one interconnected on a network of 200 MW capacity, which can feed around 2,500 ‘preferred customers’.
The preferred customers, TATA Power-DDL spokesperson said, are those providing essential services like hospitals, Delhi Jal Board, Delhi Metro, government offices, schools etc., where the company proposes to use emergency power during any breakdown or situations like grid failure.
Ganesh Srinivasan, CEO, Tata Power-DDL said that this ‘inverter’ would also help in managing peak power demand load during summer and help balance the load curve of power distribution utilities