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Delhi govt. set to establish a 600 MW network of power banks: Satyendar Jain

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State power minister Satyendar Jain has announced that the Delhi government is planning to create a 600 MW network of 'power banks' around the national capital on the lines of the 10 MW 'Battery Energy Storage System' created by Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) plant in northwest Delhi's Rohini.

"The new system of energy storage is designed in a way that it can be charged during off-peak power demand hours and the stored energy can be utilized during peak demand hours, thereby stabilizing the whole grid against fluctuations," Jain said, adding that the system could be charged with solar and other renewable sources of energy.

"Delhi government is planning to create a 600 MW network of such power banks around the capital, creating a power reserve that will help the consumers in case of grid instability or a shutdown," he said.

Jain said the Rohini facility costs around Rs 55 crore, but the Delhi government is looking to reduce costs by innovating further.

"We will review the project in a month and based on our learnings from its operation, we will plan out the replication of the system for other parts of the city," he said. 

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