Renew Power Ends Search For Storage Partner In JV With Fluence

Highlights :

  • The JV marks major progress on Renew’s plans for its storage +renewable tender wins, and longer ambitions.
  • For Fluence, the JV offers an opportunity with one of India’s biggest renewable players with a professional reputation.
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Fluence and ReNew power are set to set up local joint venture to boost energy storage sector in India – The new company will provide energy storage solutions to a diversified customer base in the Indian energy market, powered by Fluence’s global experience and ReNew’s pioneering role in the sector.

The JV’s first customer will be ReNew for 150MWh BESS at its 300 MW Peak Power Project site with SECI.

The 50:50 JV will cater to a market projected to reach 27GW/108GWh by 2030, according to India’s Central Electricity Authority, from just a few MWh today. Managed and operated by an independent management team and board, the JV aims to bring market-leading energy storage technology and global experience to Indian customers by localizing and integrating Fluence’s energy storage products and packages in India.

Founded by AES (a global energy company) and Siemens in 2018, Fluence has projects in 30 markets around the world. Its global experience, modular products and sophisticated software enable its customers to modernize electric grids and accelerate local renewable deployment while maintaining reliability. Energy storage will be a key enabler to achieve India’s climate goal of 450 GW of renewable capacity addition by 2030.

ReNew has a head-start in India’s stationary energy storage space via its intelligent energy solution portfolio that currently consists of the 300 MW Peak Power Project and a 400 MW Round-the-Clock (RTC) Power Project. Company Chairman Sumant Sinha has spoken about the massive upcoming potential in storage in India in various analysts meets.

The JV is expected to start operations in H1 2022. Speaking about the partnership, Sinha said, “India’s energy transition and its ambition to achieve net zero by 2070 calls for strong and rapid storage integration with the grid. We’re delighted to partner with Fluence, a global market leader in energy storage products and services, to bring localized solutions for India. I expect it to set new milestones for the storage industry in India,” added Sinha.

Manuel Pérez Dubuc, Fluence CEO, said, “Fluence is committed to accelerating India’s clean energy transition. We will support the country’s ambitious climate goals in a capital-efficient manner by localizing our products to align with specific market needs, making our patented technologies and designs aavailable to the joint venture and increasing the made-in-India content over time. By partnering with a leading developer such as ReNew to form a local company, we can rapidly increase our India presence and bring our industry-leading experience and technology to local developers.”

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