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. System architecture and centralized control has been designed in-house to monitor and control all generating sources, storage and loads.The system is designed to maximize the PV generation in case of grid interruptions. This type of Microgrid will be useful in places where grid is weak or absent.
Climate change, waste management, carbon capture and Utilization, new & renewable energy, efficiency improvement and cost reduction are core areas of research at NETRA. It is also providing scientific support to NTPC and other power utilities for improving availability, reliability and efficiency.
NTPC is India’s largest Power Generating Company having total installed capacity of 51,527 MW with presence in Coal, Gas Hydro, Solar and Wind Power Generation, Coal Mining and EV Charging Business.