Oil India Ltd, a government-owned oil and gas company, intends to procure battery energy storage systems (BESS) for deployment in field installations.
In Oil India fields, gas engine-driven generators of various capacities like 200 kW, 400 kW, and 1.5 MW operate 24×7 in standalone mode (one running and the other standby) to provide electric power. The generators operate below their rated capacity when the electrical load is low in the installation. Sometimes the generators run below 50% of their rated capacity.
By incorporating BESS of suitable size with the generator, Oil India intends to run the generator during the daytime only (while charging the BESS) and draw power from the charged BESS for the night hours. “This combination will enable us to run the generator at optimum load always and at the same time reducing the impact of harmful emissions on the environment,” stated Oil India.
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