Tata Power Delhi Distribution (Tata Power-DDL) has joined hands with Norwegian power technology company, PIXII to explore the use of distributed pole-mounted storage as a new means of ensuring grid reliability and demand management.
India is currently undergoing major generation and distribution modernisation, leveraging renewable energy technologies and emerging smart grid technologies in an effort to create a greener grid.
The move to distributed pole-mounted storage is a progression from distributed solar PV/grid level battery storage, and the technology has the potential to enable the optimisation of distribution systems whilst ensuring various aspects of grid reliability including peak demand management.
The company is currently integrating India’s first 10MW of grid storage to address grid stress situations, and compensate for any additional demand variability with renewable generation. The system will also help reduce technical losses and improve the asset health of feeders and distribution transformers, reducing additional network investment needed to support a fast-growing urban landscape.
Tata Power DDL’s CEO, Sanjay Banga said, “At Tata Power DDL, we are constantly looking for innovative technologies to promote smart sustainable solutions that can be integrated with our grid and eventually with the grids across the country. We are excited to partner with PIXII to explore pole-mounted storage cost effective solutions.”
Chief innovative officer of PIXII, Ole Jakob Sørdalen, added, “As a future oriented technology provider, we are very excited about the collaboration with an innovation oriented organisation like Tata Power-DDL. We are looking forward to contributing to a greener, more cost-effective, and reliable grid together with the company.”