According to reports, ABB, a power and automation technology company, showcased its first full-fledged multi-source microgrid at the global customer fair — Automation and Power World (APW). The three-day fair, organised in New Delhi, closes on November 6.
The microgrid is equipped with a battery bank for power storage and balancing, and can function independently or as a supplement to the main grid.
Powered by solar and wind, it can generate up to 125 kilovolt ampere (kVA) — enough clean energy for 4,000 rural households. It avoids production of more than 1,300 kg of CO2 emissions during the APW event.
The meet was inaugurated by Union Minister for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal at a ceremony hosted by ABB Group CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer and ABB India Managing Director Bazmi Husain.