Bids invited to Set up a 10 MW Grid-Scale Battery Energy Storage System in Haryana

Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) is seeking expression of interest (EoI) from any Indian or global company or their consortium, affiliates, or representatives for setting up a grid-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) with a capacity up to 10 MWh at 33 KV sub-stations in the jurisdiction of DHBVN.

The EoI intends to pursue grid-scale BESS at 33 kV substations of DHBVN with a flexible storage system and test the integration of BESS into its future operational regime and simultaneously enhance the reliability of the grid.

The last day to submit the bids is June 9, 2022. Bids will be opened on June 10.

The BESS will be set up within DHBVN’s eleven sub-stations of Sirsa, Fatehabad, Hisar, Jind, Bhiwani, Narnaul, Rewari, Gurugram-I, Gurugram-II, Faridabad, and Palwal.

DHBVN is looking for a complete end-to-end solution from eligible applicants for the BESS facility, including a storage project, power conversion system, balance of project, battery management system, and a software solution for optimized operation of BESS.

Grid-scale BESS will be deployed to store power generated from existing and proposed solar projects, storing surplus energy during low demand periods and supplying stored energy during peak demand hours, minimizing unscheduled interchange (UI), optimizing UI returns, and ensuring grid security.

Battery energy storage manufacturers participating in the bidding should have manufactured and supplied batteries for grid-interactive BESS of cumulative installed capacity of 5 MW/ 5 MWh or higher. System integrators intending to bid should be entities that have carried out integration works of grid-interactive BESS of cumulative installed capacity of 5MW / 5 MWh.

Recently, the Solar energy Corporation of India (SECI) issued a request for selection to set up pilot projects of 500 MW/1000MWh standalone BESS under a build, own, operate, and transfer model.

The Government of India had given the go-ahead for issuing an EoI to install a 1 GWh BESS as a pilot project in October last year. The project is a joint initiative of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and the Ministry of Power.

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