MNRE invites Expression of Interest (EoI) from national entities interested in developing and deploying renewable energy integrated energy storage solutions for demonstration purposes, one each in the following application areas:
ï‚· Integrating large-scale wind and solar generation into the transmission grids.
ï‚· Rural Micro Grids
ï‚· Micro grids in commercial, industrial, residential, defense or other applications
ï‚· Large scale standalone systems
Electricity customers, Group of customers, distribution companies, transmission companies, storage technology providers/vendors, system integrators, generators, electricity services companies or consultants, etc. may apply. Applicants should be legally registered entity in India. A Consortium may also be allowed as long the consortium meets the qualification criteria, and as long as there is a clearly defined leader of the consortium. A party can apply for all application areas subjected to maximum of one application per application area as an individual applicant or part of consortium
Any storage technology may be used. However preference would be given to those technologies and vendors which have a demonstrable track record, and are expected to experience significant cost-performance improvements with scale. The storage capacities could be electrical, thermal or a combination of the two. However, thermal storage for solar thermal MW scale projects is not supported under this programme.
MNRE will evaluate proposals (EoI) on the extent to which the investment is justified based on realizable revenue streams from various stakeholders, and minimum subsidy support required. However the Ministry appreciates that many benefits may not be monetized today in absence of appropriate policy and willingness of stakeholders to pay.
The goal is to deliver maximum impact (e.g. MWh delivered) with minimum assistance per MWh by monetizing benefits from multiple value streams.