BSES commissions ‘Urban Microgrid System’ in Delhi

The Reliance Infrastructure-led BSES has commissioned a first-of-its-kind ‘Urban Microgrid System’ at the ‘LV’ (low voltage) distribution network in Delhi.

The system has been set up in the Malviya Nagar area of the national capital. According to the company, the system is a move towards accessing sustainable growth and green energy sources.

“Their efforts include the deployment of ‘Solar PV’ rooftop, ‘Solar PV’, ‘Wind Parks’, and other renewable energy sources, as well as ‘Demand Side Management’ (DSM) with energy efficiency to optimally manage power demand, especially during peak hours,” said a company statement.

“In partnership with leading national and international domain leaders, Reliance Infrastructure-led BSES is spearheading these efforts in the national capital,” it added.

The micro-grid was inaugurated on Friday by Satyendar Jain, Minister for Power, Government of Delhi.

The project has been implemented under the umbrella of the Indo-German Solar Partnership Project (IGSEP), commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany, which is contributing towards India’s renewable energy goals.

On behalf of Germany, the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has signed an agreement with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India.

It has now partnered with BSES Rajdhani Power Limited to set-up a first-of-its-kind Urban Microgrid System at the LV distribution network in Delhi.

With the growing integration of renewable into conventional energy sources, microgrids will play a critical role in enabling the transition and increasing the reliability of power supply. Set up at a cost of around Rs 5.5 crore, the Microgrid is a grid-connected system consisting of 100 KWp Solar PV and 466 kWh Lithium IonBattery Energy Storage System (BESS).