India to Call Bids For 13GWh Battery Storage System in Ladakh

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“Our strategic intent is entirely the climate, the environment. We are world leaders in climate action. We will cement our position as world leaders in climate action. It will be green energy round the clock from Ladakh.”

India will soon start calling out bids for setting up a 13 gigawatt-hours (GWh) grid-scale battery storage system in Ladakh. Touted as the largest global tender for a 13 gigawatt-hours (GWh) grid-scale battery storage system, the plan includes setting up a 10GW of large green energy capacity in the region. The bid will include calls for wind as well as solar energy.

New and renewable energy minister Raj Kumar Singh said in a recent interview noted that the electricity generated by the same will be supplied to the rest of the country. A transmission line will also be built for the same.

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“We will be a world leader in storage,” Singh was quoted saying by LiveMint. “We plan to generate 10GW of renewable in Ladakh. The transmission system that we are setting up, in that we are adding 13,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of storage in Ladakh,” he added.

It is worth mentioning here that One GWh (1,000-MWh) of battery capacity is sufficient to provide electricity to more than 10 lakh homes for an hour. The same cal also be used to provide power to more than 25,000 electric cars. The cost of the project in terms of the storage and transmission component would be approximately Rs 34,000 crore.

A recent study by Power Grid notes that the regions of Ladakh, Thar desert, Rann of Kutch, Lahaul and Spiti have the potential to generate approx 315.7GW of solar and wind power. Meanwhile the government also has plans to The government invite bids for building 4GWh of the grid-scale battery storage system at regional load dispatch centres. State-run NTPC Ltd has also floated a tender and called bids for setting up 1GWh grid-scale battery storage system.

The Union government, as per the report, has plans to develop Ladakh into a strategic region. The power generated by the yet-to-be-constructed system will also be used to supply electricity to defence establishments, as well as to the districts of Leh and Kargil.

“Our strategic intent is entirely the climate, the environment. We are world leaders in climate action. We will cement our position as world leaders in climate action. It will be green energy round the clock from Ladakh,” Singh was quoted saying/

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