The cabinet has decided to implement the ‘Madhya Pradesh Hybrid Renewable Energy and Energy Storage Policy.’
The policy will be implemented for the development of three projects. This will include electricity generation from two or more renewable energy sources at a project site in the Hybrid Power Project (HPP), which may also include energy storage. The Energy Storage Project (ESP), includes projects developed with various storage techniques like mechanical, chemical (battery), compressed air, hydrogen, pumped hydro storage etc. with or without energy sources and expansion of existing renewable energy project under above the mentioned categories.
In addition to the ‘Madhya Pradesh Hybrid Renewable Energy and Energy Storage Policy,’ co-located or stand-alone energy storage plants can be set up in existing renewable energy project sites so that renewable energy sources can be properly utilized.
The need for a progressive policy to promote hybridization of various renewable energy sources and various types of energy storage was proposed to utlize the available infrastructure and renewable energy sources.