Sheru’s Vehicle-to-Grid Station to Support Delhi DISCOM’s Peak Power Demand
The station will also provide swappable batteries for electric-2-and-3 wheelers
May 24, 2023
New Delhi-based electricity distribution services company BSES Rajdhani Power (BRPL) has partnered with energy storage and software company Sheru to develop a vehicle-to-grid station with a bidirectional battery swapping station to support BRPL’s peak power demand.
The station will also provide swappable batteries for electric 2-and-3-wheelers and rickshaws.
The partnership also aims to help ease the pressure on power demand while strengthening the power grid.
Sheru provides cloud storage solutions by aggregating idle battery capacity to create a virtual energy storage platform.
COO of Sheru Shikhar Sharma said, “Sheru supplies cutting-edge solutions for the power sector. In the relationship with BSES, we are helping secure round-the-clock power from renewable energy sources. Standalone battery storage involves large capital expenditure (CAPEX). Sheru’s novel solution is to use the idle battery space of electric vehicles. This solves the CAPEX problem for BSES while providing income to EV and battery owners.”
Sharing further details on the partnership, a BRPL representative said, “Utilizing the battery capacity of swapping stations as a distributed energy resource installed across the distribution area to support the grid during peak times and maximize charging of batteries through the integration of renewable energy or during off-peak power periods will build a sustainable model for EV charging. We are happy to collaborate with Sheru and hope to extract valuable insights in supporting our grid ancillary functions.”
Sheru was one of the nine finalists in Mercom’s First Startup Pitch Competition for Cleantech Companies, held recently during the Mercom India Renewables Summit.
In July last year, Delhi’s Transport Department ordered all ride-hailing and delivery aggregators in the National Capital Territory to switch their entire fleet to electric by April 1, 2030.
Early last year, NITI Aayog issued the draft battery-swapping policy addressing the key technical, regulatory, institutional, and financing challenges to help India develop battery-swapping ecosystems to unlock the large-scale adoption of battery-swapping.