BHEL wins maiden order for battery energy storage systems

BHEL wins maiden order for battery energy storage systems

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has won its maiden order for setting-up a 410 kWh Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) in Delhi from TERI

New Delhi: The state-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), a Maharatna PSU under the Ministry of Heavy Industries, on Friday said that it has won its first commercial order for state-of-the-art Battery Energy Storage Systems from the Energy and Resource Institute (TERI). The PSU has won this order amidst stiff competitive bidding.

In this regards, BHEL has signed a contract agreement with TERI for setting up of a cumulative 410 kWh Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) in the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi. The tender was issued by TERI on turnkey basis under UI-ASSIST (US-India Collaborative for Smart Distribution System with Storage) initiative with BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL).

BHEL's scope of work in the contract includes design, supply, testing, installation and commissioning along-with a comprehensive five-year AMC of the systems at three different locations. The project will be executed by BHEL's Electronics Division, Bengaluru.

BHEL has a focused approach in the emerging field of BESS and has already commissioned a 1 MWh BESS at its corporate R&D centre located in Hyderabad. The state-of-the-art system is commissioned with three different battery technologies viz. Lithium-Ion, Advance Lead-Carbon and Flow batteries.

BHEL has embarked upon a transformation journey and is actively pursuing diversification of its portfolio in non-coal segments viz. Energy storage, e-mobility, oil & gas, transportation, defence and aerospace, etc. With its vast experience of more than five decades of indigenized manufacturing, BHEL is geared to provide tailor-made solutions for Battery Energy Storage Systems to meet different kinds of customer requirements.

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