ABB presents India’s first fully-fledged multi-source microgrid
clean energy for around 4,000 rural households. It avoids production of more than 1,300 kilograms of CO2 emissions. The microgrid is equipped with a state-of-the-art battery bank for power storage and balancing and can function independently or as a supplement to the main grid.
“Using microgrid technology, India can not only light up its remote villages, in line with the government’s power for all programmes, but also decentralise generation and optimise power usage in remote industrial installations or urban complexes,” said ABB Group CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer.
“On an average, Indian industries use 30 per cent more energy than global benchmarks to manufacture a production unit. Optimisation of energy use is imperative as India balances growth and the need to minimise environmental impact. The resulting energy savings and efficiency can be equivalent to setting up new capacity. Microgrid technology deployed for urban and power sensitive installations can aid reliable, optimal and clean power supply,” said ABB India MD Bazmi Husain.