Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has awarded a contract for setting up a 100 MW (AC) solar with 40 MW/120 MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) project to be set up at Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh.
The project, with one of the largest grid-connected BESS projects in the country, will demonstrate how, by using a large battery storage system like BESS, solar power can be used to provide clean solar energy during evening peak hours.
The contract has been awarded to M/s Tata Power Solar Systems Ltd.
The project, supported by the World Bank, SECI’s internal resources & domestic loans, is key to a line of innovative Renewable Energy (RE) projects planned by SECI.
Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) is a Schedule-A CPSU under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
It is engaged in promoting and development various RE resources, especially solar and wind energy, RE-based storage systems, floating solar, trading of power, consultancy as well as emerging areas such as green Hydrogen, green Ammonia, Waste to Energy, RE-powered electric vehicles, etc.