13. Utilities

Energy Storage for Utilities

The electrical system in India is dominated by coal generation facilities, with most of them operating significantly below their maximum efficiency. The ever changing demand also means that the generating agencies must raise and lower their outputs.

Utilities are evaluating energy storage at various scales (grid level, sub-station and residential) for several purposes including time and load shifting (peak shaving), frequency control, and grid backup. The benefits include improved power quality and reliability, and the deferral of capital expenditures for capacity expansion. The expanded use of wind and solar, along with better utilization of overnight power generation, will reduce the carbon footprint of electricity generation.


IESA KPN brings the latest advancements in Energy Storage from around the world to India. Specific storage solutions are assessed for their suitability and long term relevance, taking into account the local conditions for a sustainable growth. IESA also has an active dialogue with the concerned state and central statutory bodies in terms of policy regulations and framework to make the overall wind roadmap conducive and become future ready.

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