AES Energy Storage and Panasonic announced a goal of a 10-megawatt grid battery project.
By mid-2017, the partners hope to have the system up and running at Panasonic's eco-friendly Technopark appliance factory in India’s Haryana state, both to provide backup power for the facility and help stabilize and integrate renewable energy for the regional grid.
AES Energy Storage, a subsidiary of AES Corp., says it’s the first large-scale energy storage project of its kind in India. It’s also the first time that AES has taken on a behind-the-meter storage project, as opposed to the utility-scale projects it’s done so far in the U.S., South America and Europe.
It’s also the inaugural project for integrating Panasonic’s batteries into AES’ Advancion integration platform, adding the Japanese lithium-ion giant to a list of AES battery partners that already includes Samsung and LG Chem. And General Electric recently announced that its energy consulting business was chosen by IL&FS, one of India's leading infrastructure developers and financiers, to examine the feasibility of integrated wind, solar and energy storage projects at sites in Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat.