BSES launches solar micro grids with battery storage

BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) has announced launching a pilot to establish solar micro grids, becoming one of the first discoms in the country to do so in an urban setting.

In a statement, BSES said, “These micro grids will combine rooftop solar with lithium-ion-based battery energy storage systems. As a technology demonstrator, four such micro grids have been set-up at BYPL offices in East Delhi.”

It further said that the energy generated through rooftop solar is used and the surplus is fed into the grid, which has the potential to reduce electricity bills.

The statement added that a pan discom (including at consumer location) roll-out of 1,000 such solar-energy battery storage micro grids has the potential to save about 62 million units of electricity and over three lakh litres of diesel amounting to about Rs 41 crore on an annualised basis – cumulatively for the discom and the consumers, which would lead to a CO2 reduction of about 51,000 tonnes.

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