Microgrid and battery backup 'first' unveiled in India

June 4, 2018

Dynapower and Raychem RPG say they have commissioned India’s first 1MW microgrid at the Central Electronics Limited (CEL) facility Sahibadad in Uttar Pradesh.


The project (pictured), which features Dynapower’s CPS-1000 inverter, “is a locally controllable power system” comprising distributed generation with solar and diesel gensets— alongside energy storage connected to the main grid power system.


The commercial and industrial microgrid can work both in on-grid connected mode for frequency regulation, photovoltaic smoothing and peak shaving to curb CEL’s electric bills, and in “islanded” grid forming mode in the case of a grid disturbance.


Dynapower said the system features the company’s patented Dynamic Transfer technology— “which monitors the grid and seamlessly transitions the CEL facility from grid-tied to back up battery power in the event of a grid disturbance”.


Dynapower energy storage inverters power facilities in the US including the largest wind-plus-storage farm in Texas (36 megawatts). Raychem RPG is a joint Venture between TE Connectivity, USA (formerly Tyco Electronics) and RPG Enterprises India.


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