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Nexcharge Brings India’s First Grid-Connected Li-ion Battery-Based Community Energy Storage System

The 0.52 Megawatt hour grid-connected Community Energy Storage System (CESS), set up in collaboration with Tata Power DDL will provide the path for wider adoption of grid-scale energy storage technology across India.

April 07, 2021

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The storage facility inauguration event.

Exide Leclanche’s Nexcharge in collaboration with Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd (TPDDL) has inaugurated India’s first Grid Connected Li-ion battery-based Community Energy Storage System at Rani Bagh, Delhi.

The 0.52 MWh Battery energy storage system at TPDDL’s Rani Bagh substation will provide peak shaving, var compensation, and deviation settlement mechanism based on frequency response at substation level with power backup to preferential consumers in case of a grid outage.

Exide Leclanche Energy Pvt. Ltd. brand is an exclusive joint venture in India between Exide Industries Limited, the country’s largest-selling battery company, and Leclanché SA, the Swiss large-format lithium-ion cell conglomerate. The project was executed utilizing a global project team approach wherein teams from the US, Europe, and India collaborated on the project.

Speaking about the initiative, Stefan Louis, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Technology Officer, Exide Leclanche Energy Pvt. Ltd.  said, “Battery-based energy storage (BESS) provides the agility to better integrate intermittent solar and wind energy resources into India’s electric grid and ensure high-quality power for consumer.”

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The 0.52-Megawatt hour grid-connected system owned by Exide Industries Limited and Leclanché SA will provide the path for wider adoption of grid-scale energy storage technology across India.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Ganesh Srinivasan, Chief Executive Officer – Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited said, “we are proud to associate with Nexcharge for setting up the country’s first Grid Connected Community Energy Storage Systems (CESS) at the community level. This will further strengthen our network and ensure reliable and quality power supply to our consumers at all times. “