ABB inaugurates microgrid with battery-storage at Vadodara facility
ABB on Thursday inaugurated a microgrid solution at its Vadodara facility that will harness solar power and reduce its carbon footprint. This is the first of its kind to be installed at a manufacturing campus in India, the company said.
The microgrid’s rooftop photovoltaic field and battery-energy storage system will support the factory’s productivity and enable green power supplies in the evening hours or during cloudy periods, the company said adding the use of renewables will minimise the factory’s carbon footprint by near 1400 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.
“The solar energy driven ABB Ability microgrid reinforces our commitment to clean energy, said Claudio Facchin, president of ABB’s Power Grids Division. He said with India’s per capita electricity consumption just one-third the world average, there is scope for ABB to offer sustainable solutions to the Indian market.
Sanjeev Sharma, MD ABB India said reliable, resilient and cost-effective power supply through microgrids is the key to achieve Make In India targets, speed up industrial development and realise the vision of 24*7 power for all.