E2S looks to India24 February 2023
A 250 kWh pilot thermal energy storage unit being supplied by E2S Power to India Power Corporation has passed factory acceptance tests and will be delivered to India in the first quarter of 2023.
Above: E2S pilot thermal storage unit
The technology – designed to be backfitted to retired coal plants, essentially taking the place of the boiler – “will help in transforming thermal power assets into clean energy storage facilities, contributing significantly to the nation’s renewable energy growth,” says E2S since it “can be deployed in the near term to provide urgently needed energy storage while using most of the infrastructure in thermal power plants being retired.”
IPCL and E2S Power say they will work jointly with major companies in the power and renewable energy sector in India to “identify, evaluate and offer optimised integrated thermal energy solutions for existing plants and facilities being phased out.”