En­ergy Stor­age In­dia 2017

The event brought global in­dus­try lead­ers in en­ergy stor­age and mi­cro-grids to In­dia.

Power Watch India - - EVENTS -

The fourth edi­tion of a spe­cialised in­ter­na­tional con­fer­ence and expo on en­ergy stor­age and mi­cro-grids with over 250 del­e­gates and 1000+ vis­i­tors - En­ergy Stor­age In­dia con­fer­ence and expo - was held at the Nehru Con­ven­tion Cen­tre in Mum­bai, or­gan­ised by Cus­tom­ized En­ergy So­lu­tions and Messe Dus­sel­dorf In­dia and pow­ered by In­dia En­ergy Stor­age Al­liance.

The event was also sup­ported by the Min­istry of New and Re­new­able En­ergy (MNRE), US Com­mer­cial Ser­vices and IIT Bom­bay. Rail­way Min­is­ter Suresh Prabhu was the key­note speaker with fo­cus on Make in In­dia and E-Mo­bil­ity. He reaf­firmed the govern­ment’s com­mit­ment to add 175 GW of re­new­able en­ergy (RE) to the grid by 2022 and also em­pha­sised the need for stor­age to aug­ment in­te­gra­tion of RE. John Zahu­ran­cik, Pres­i­dent – AES En­ergy Stor­age de­liv­ered a key­note ad­dress high­light­ing driv­ers for en­ergy stor­age in In­dia based on AES’s global ex­pe­ri­ence.

He an­nounced a joint part­ner­ship agree­ment be­tween AES and Mit­subishi Cor­po­ra­tion to de­liver In­dia’s first grid-scale en­ergy stor­age ar­ray (10 MW) to Tata Power DDL. Brett Galura of AES also in­vited In­dian man­u­fac­tur­ers to sup­ply com­po­nents for AES’s Ad­van­cion sys­tem.

The fo­cus of ESI 2017 was ‘Mov­ing from vi­sion to na­tional en­ergy stor­age mis­sion’. Dur­ing the con­fer­ence, Dalip Sharma, MD, Delta Power So­lu­tions In­dia an­nounced ex­pan­sion of Delta’s man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­ity in In­dia to in­clude pro­duc­tion of Lithium ion bat­ter­ies. John Wood, CEO – Ecoult an­nounced a strate­gic part­ner­ship with Ex­ide in­dus­tries to launch its Ul­traBat­tery in In­dia with a plan to set up man­u­fac­tur­ing in 2017. IESA and UL jointly in­vited nom­i­na­tions from the in­dus­try for IESA-UL en­ergy stor­age stan­dards task force to for­malise In­dia-based stan­dards on en­ergy stor­age mod­ules and packs. Su­nil Misra, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral – In­dian Elec­tri­cal and Elec­tron­ics Man­u­fac­tur­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion (IEEMA) and Dr Rahul Walawalkar, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor – IESA signed an MoU to fa­cil­i­tate ca­pac­ity build­ing in en­ergy stor­age man­u­fac­tur­ing, pol­icy frame­works and hu­man re­source de­vel­op­ment.

A key in­vite-only CXO round-ta­ble with key pol­icy-mak­ers was at­tended by CEOs of IESA mem­ber com­pa­nies to bridge the ex­ist­ing pol­icy and reg­u­la­tory gap in the sec­tor and press for a na­tional en­ergy stor­age pol­icy.

The par­tic­i­pants ben­e­fited from knowl­edge shar­ing by var­i­ous in­ter­na­tional speak­ers cov­er­ing USA, Canada, Europe, Rus­sia, China, Aus­tralia and Ja­pan.

IESA an­nounced its first In­dus­trial Awards for 2016-17 at the con­fer­ence.

A spe­cial is­sue of Emerg­ing Tech­nol­ogy News (ETN) was also re­leased at this oc­ca­sion, which hon­ours busi­ness lead­ers, re­searchers and pol­icy-mak­ers of In­dian ori­gin who have made an im­pact in the global en­ergy stor­age and mi­cro-grid sec­tor. The is­sue will be available at www.in­di­aesa.info.

This year, the con­fer­ence fea­tured a ded­i­cated track on e-mo­bil­ity ap­pli­ca­tions and e-trans­porta­tion with pan­elists rep­re­sent­ing Mahin­dra Elec­tric, GoGreenBOV, Ax­iom En­ergy and other in­dus­try stake­hold­ers. Ad­vanced en­ergy stor­age tech­nolo­gies such as Ul­tra Ca­pac­i­tors, Lithium Sul­phur and flow bat­ter­ies as well as emerg­ing ap­pli­ca­tions in­clud­ing ther­mal stor­age and fuel cells were high­lighted dur­ing the con­fer­ence.

As es­ti­mated by IESA, the In­dian en­ergy stor­age mar­ket is ex­pected to grow to 70 GW by 2022.

“Re­new­able En­ergy in­te­gra­tion with stor­age will be part of the wider pic­ture in re­al­is­ing In­dia’s com­mit­ments to­wards cli­mate change mit­i­ga­tion in its INDC”. - Suresh Prabhu, Min­is­ter, Min­istry of Rail­ways

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