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India’s First Utility-Scale Battery Energy Storage Project Gets Regulatory Approval

-BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd’s 20 MW/40 MWh project is India’s first standalone battery energy storage system approved under Section 63 of the Electricity Act, 2003.

-The project, supported by a concessional loan from the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet, will improve power quality and provide reliable electricity to over 12,000 low-income consumers.

-It will be installed at BRPL’s Kilokari substation and aims to achieve commissioning within a record time of 18-20 months.

-The project sets a new standard for BESS affordability in India, with a levelized annual tariff nearly 55% lower than the previous benchmark.

-GEAPP aims to deploy 1 GW of BESS in India by 2026, aligning with India’s goal of deploying 47 GW of BESS by 2032.

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