NTPC installs 110-KWp AC microgrid in R&D arm
State-run NTPC on Thursday announced installation of 110 KWp AC microgrid at its R&D arm in order to maximise the photovoltaic generation in case of grid interruptions. "An AC Microgrid test bed of 110 KWp Solar PV with demand side management to cater three phase critical loads has been installed and commissioned at NTPC Energy Technology Research Alliance (NETRA), the R&D arm of NTPC Ltd, Greater Noida," the company said in a statement.
System architecture and centralised control has been designed in-house to monitor and control all generating sources, storage and loads. This type of microgrid will be useful in places where grid is weak or absent, the statement said.