Utility aims to build a 4 GW solar park with battery energy storage in Tamil Nadu

Indian Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) would develop a 4 GW solar park with battery energy storage systems to meet the growing demand for power in the state. The utility is expected to develop a 1 MW solar project with a 3 MW battery storage system at the Kariyapatti substation in Virudhunagar district as a pilot project, says the consultancy Mercom India. A feasibility study would be conducted to develop 11 projects totaling 7.5 GW capacity in different districts of Tamil Nadu. According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, Tamil Nadu has 3.9 GW of operational solar capacity, and a pipeline of 530 MW.
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