SunSource Energy Bags 1.95 MW Solar Plus BESS Project in Lakshadweep

SunSource Energy has won a 1.95 MW solar PV project with a 2.15 MWh BESS from the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) in Lakshadweep.

SunSource Energy has announced that it has bagged a 1.95 MW solar PV power plant project with a 2.15 MWh battery energy storage station (BESS) from the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) in Lakshadweep. The power project which will power four islands of Lakshadweep upon completion will also be the largest solar project on the islands.

The project will power the Agatti, Kavaratti, BangaRam, and Thinnakara islands according to SunSource Energy.

SunSource Energy has won a 1.95 MW solar PV power plant project with 2.15 MWh Battery Energy Storage Station (BESS) in Lakshadweep through an auction conducted by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), a company statement said.

The scope of the project includes design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing, and commissioning of these plants. The developer will also be required to provide 10 years of comprehensive operation and maintenance of the plants from the date of successful commissioning. The commissioning timeline for this project is twelve months from the date of signing the letter of award (LOA).

Lakshadweep, due to its remote location in the Arabian Sea, doesn’t have the national grid connectivity and relies on expensive diesel-based power.

“Our island power projects at Lakshadweep for SECI are an instance of the direction in which the power sector is headed: away from fossil fuels, towards grid modernisation through energy storage and intelligent grids and mini-grids,” Adarsh Das, CEO and Co-Founder, SunSource Energy said.

In September 2019, SECI had issued the Notice Inviting Tenders (NIT), for the deployment of a 1.95 grid-connected solar power plant with 2.15 MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at four different islands of the union territory of Lakshadweep.

In July 2019, SunSource Energy had announced that it was ready to begin work on its 70 MW solar power project under the open-access scheme in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 300 crore.

The project was allocated under the UPERC CRE regulation, 2014. The power generated by this project will be sold through long term Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) to commercial and industrial customers. Once commissioned, it will be one of the largest open-access solar power projects in the State of Uttar Pradesh and will offset over 85,000 tons of carbon emissions every year.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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