Cegasa – Energy Storage System for Peak Shaving Application Project in New Delhi (India)
Who, What & Where
- Cegasa Energia
- Energy Storage System for Peak Shaving Application Project built by RAACH SOLAR, for GIZ India
- New Delhi (India)
Cegasa was founded in 1934. From the start, the company has always worked in the area of electro-chemical energy storage. Cegasa is a manufacturer of industrial batteries, lithium-ion batteries and solutions for energy storage.
Its products are developed and manufactured entirely in Europe.
Specialised in the design and manufacture of lithium-ion products and solutions for renewable applications such as off-grid installations, self-consumption solutions, microgrids, distributed rural electrification, grid quality, peak shaving, load shifting and electric vehicle recharge.
One of the main problems in India is the peak power demand as a reflection of revival of economic activity in the country. “India’s peak electricity demand recorded an all-time high of 200,57 GW” – words of Mr. Raj Kumar Singh (The Union Power Ministry) on 7 July 2021.
The project consisted in the construction of a photovoltaic solar power plant with an energy storage system at the ‘Shivalik Grid’ premises of BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BPRL) in New Delhi to help with the peak power demands (peak shaving).
The project deploys a power of 100 kWp / PV installed on ground, with Cegasa lithium LFP batteries providing 466 kWh (48 Vdc) storage capacity integrated with 27 SMA Sunny Island 8.0H inverters, to help with and eliminate peak power demands.
Project Financing and Costs
Investing in photovoltaic solar power plants with energy storage systems can be the solution to help with and eliminate peak power demands (peak shaving) in countries where this problem is increasingly common.