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Power utility company Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation (CESC) has tied up with battery major Exide for its first grid-connected 315 kWh battery energy storage systems (BESS).

CESC inaugurated the 315 kWh BESS at low tension (LT) distribution system at CESC's East Calcutta Substation near Kankurgachi.

"This energy storage project powered is by our cutting-edge advanced gel technology. We hope this initiative will be a foundation for more such exciting collaborations and we are bullish on the economics of lead-acid storage solutions for utility-scale use cases," said Gautam Chatterjee, Managing Director, and CEO of Exide Industries.

The storage battery project is aimed at providing better peak load management in addition to improving voltage profile, frequency management, agility to integrate intermittent solar energy sources and ensure high-quality power for consumers.

The battery-based energy storage system uses the latest gel-type lead-acid technology, propelling a higher level of efficiency and safety, Exide officials said.

This BESS technology is poised to play a pivotal role for DISCOMs in near future.

"In our constant endeavor to adopt sustainable technology, we have embarked upon installation of our first battery storage system in Kolkata to further enhance the quality of power supply to our consumers through dynamic peak load management, improved voltage, and frequency profile, and embedded agility for dynamic integration of intermittent solar energy sources," said Debasish Banerjee, MD (distribution), CESC.

- By Shraddha Kakade
  Asst. Editor, Emerging Technology News