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Danfoss India opens battery-based EES at its Chennai campus

battery-based Energy Storage System (ESS) (Source: Danfoss India)

Danfoss India has announced that it has recently opened India's first privately owned and operated grid-scale battery-based Energy Storage System (ESS) at its Oragadam campus in Chennai to store the excess energy generated by renewables (solar power plant) installed inside the campus.

The ESS has been engineered using Danfoss' sustainable Drives technology, according to a statement.

Jurgen Fischer, President of Danfoss Climate Solutions, Denmark, and Soren Kannik Marquardsen, Minister Counsellor, Regional Coordinator South Asia & Head of Trade Council at the Danish Embassy in India, presided over the inauguration ceremony in the presence of Ravichandran Purushothaman, President – Danfoss India Region & other Danfoss India members.

The energy storage system consists of a Danfoss 250 kW PCS, 270 Kwph SARA battery, a BMS, and an EMS containerized integrated battery energy storage system with a grid-scale technology. The company's grid-scale battery-based energy storage system is a scalable, versatile, dependable, and cost-effective solution.

"We take pride in being industry pioneers with the launch of this new ESS facility at our Chennai campus. This is a testimony of our climate change commitments and denotes a new stride in India's green transition. Danfoss technologies are poised to help customers accelerate their renewables adoption and decarbonization journey." said Ravichandran Purushothaman, President – Danfoss India Region.

The company said the energy storage system will act as a key enabler in helping India realize its target of 40 percent installed renewables capacity by 2030.

"The launch of this system is an exemplary initiative towards strengthening the Green Strategic Partnership between India and Denmark. This green milestone is a testimony to how Danish technology matched with India's scale can accelerate the nation's journey towards achieving Net-Zero by 2070 and Danfoss's decarbonization goals by 2030," said Soren Kannik, Head of Trade – Royal Danish Embassy.

"We are proud to introduce India's first privately-owned energy storage system. We believe in developing innovative technologies that will foster the creation of a sustainable future. With the help of this energy storage system, we have been able to bolster our commitment towards the decarbonization goals in India," said Jurgen Fischer, President, Danfoss Climate Solutions. 

Author : Moulin Oza
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