Pumped Storage system utilises surplus grid power available from thermal power stations or other sources to pump up water from lower to upper reservoir and re-produces power during peak demand when there is scarcity of power.
Pumped Storage mechanism stabilises grid frequency, meets peak demand instantly and increases PLF, efficiency & life of thermal plants. It also reduces damage to industrial equipment. It is techno-economically favourable than gas turbine plant.
See details of the following Pumped Storage Projects. Read more..
As part of State Government initiative on promotion of Renewable Energy in the state 2 Solar Artifacts (Tree) @ 3.2KWP each were installed and made operational by WBREDA on 25th May, 2018 at Bidyut Unnayan Bhawan, Salt Lake, Kolkata. Shri Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay, Hon’ble MIC, Power & NES Department declared the Solar Artifacts operational in the August presence of Shri Sunil Kumar Gupta, Additional Chief Secretary, Shri Rajesh Pandey, CMD WBSEDCL, Shri Santanu Basu, CMD WBPDCL.
Advantages of Solar Artifacts:
1.Innovative designing requiring small area.
2.Uses Solar Energy efficiently (producing 50% more power during winter and 20% more power during other seasons as compared to flat panels).
3.Harnesses clean Energy.
Hon'ble MIC & Additional Chief Secretary Power & NES Department declaring the Artifacts operational at a ceremony at Bidyut Unnayan Bhaban, Salt Lake, Kolkata.