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Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL), the state owned power generation utility has taken up installation of pilot 35 MW Solar PV project with 57 MWH Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at its Kutch Lignite Thermal Power Station at a total cost of Rs 333.20 Crores.
The project will be executed with the support of Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) and Energy and Petrochemicals department, Gujarat. L&T has been selected for the project after competitive bidding process.
The said project is the largest utility scale BESS project in Gujarat as well as the western region, said the company statement. The project would benefit the state grid in balancing electricity loads, “Firming” solar generation and providing resilience/back up power to the grid during an electrical disruption, it added.