Energy Storage India 2019 to drive India’s National Energy Storage Mission

Dr. Rahul Walawalkar

Initiatives on smart cities, electric vehicles, renewable energy, energy efficiency etc. has now made India one of the global leaders in green energy and climate action. Energy Storage is going to be the key to establish and sustain this leadership on the world map. In its endeavour to drive India’s ambitious National Energy Storage Mission, Energy Storage India (ESI) 2019 is scheduled from January 10 – 11, 2019 along with Pre – Conference Workshops on January 09, 2019 at The Ashok, New Delhi. Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Industry and Commerce will be the key note speaker at Make in India session.

ESI 2019 is all set to become the power house of RE integration and Energy Storage in presence of eminent industry leaders, think tanks, scholars and policy makers including R. K. Singh (Minister of State, Ministry of Power, New & Renewable Energy Govt. of India), Nitin Gadkari (Minister, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways), Anand Kumar (Secretary, MNRE), Amitabh Kant (Chief Executive Officer, NITI Aayog), Ajay Kumar Bhalla (Secretary, Ministry of Power), Upendra Tripathy (Director General International Solar Alliance), P. K. Pujari (Chairman, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission), Dr. K. Balaraman (Director General, National Institute of Wind Energy), Dr. Sanjay Bajpai (Head, Technology Mission Division, DST, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India), Pranav Mehta (Chairman, Global Solar Council & National Solar Energy Federation of India), Stephen Fernands (President, Customized Energy Solutions), Dr. Ajit Kumar Jindal (Vice President and Head Technical Commercial, Vehicles Engineering Research Center, Tata Motors), Mahesh Babu (Chief Executive Officer Mahindra Electric) to name a few. Dr. P C Pant, Director, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy will be inaugurating the pre-conference workshop on 9th of January.

Ahead of ESI 2019, there is tech tour planned on 8th Jan ’19 at Tata Power- DDL’s smart grid lab and at National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE). During the visit Tata Power will provide an overview of AES- Mitsubishi- Fluence 10 MW energy storage project (under construction) at Delhi. NISE has the only facility of its kind in India that utilizes solar energy for hydrogen production.

ESI will also host the 3rd IESA Industry Excellence Awards recognizing the best in Energy storage, Electric Vehicle and Micro Grid industry. IESA members will get a chance to be part of B2B meetings and access to the deal room so as to explore newer partnership avenues. Three parallel energy storage workshops will allow delegates to get hands on experience on various technicalities and will provide in-depth understanding of advanced technologies and solutions.

Addressing the significance of ESI 2019 in driving India’s RE, Electric Vehicles and Energy storage mission, Dr. Rahul Walawalkar, Founder & Executive Director, India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) said, During 2018, IESA was successful in shaping the vision of making India a Global Hub for R&D manufacturing of advanced energy storage and EVs. The year 2019 is going to be a landmark in Energy Storage as we expect National Energy Storage Mission to be announced soon as announced by the Honourable Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi ji on 2nd October 2018. We are confident that ESI 2019 will become a gala platform for exploring newer avenues, thought exchange and developing effective roadmaps for Advanced Energy Storage Technologies. During ESI 2019, we are looking forward to forging stronger relationships with various stake holders for addressing the growing needs of India’s electric grid and electric transportation sector.

Organised annually by India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA), India’s leading body to address the need for a robust energy storage ecosystem in the country and hosts the largest exhibition with a focus on Energy Storage Solutions, Production Technologies, Renewables (solar and wind), Components and Materials, Power Electronics, Electric Mobility, Microgrids, Smart grids, Smart City Developers etc. ESI is hosted by Customized Energy Solutions and Messe Dusseldorf India.

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