Hyderabad: To commemorate on the first World Energy Storage Day, India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA), India’s alliance on energy storage will organise India Energy Storage Policy Forum on September 23 at Delhi.
The forum will provide a platform for a dialogue between thought leaders from industry and the policy makers to identify policy priorities that can help drive adoption of energy storage in India and make India a global hub for manufacturing of advanced energy storage technologies by 2020. In this policy forum, key government bodies that are working on regulations that affect energy storage, microgrids and electric vehicles will be part of the roundtable.
NITI Aayog, Invest India, International Solar Alliance, Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Ministry of Power, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, Central Electricity Authority, Department of Science & Technology, Indian Railways, Power Grid Corporation of India, National Thermal Power Corporation, Solar Energy Corporation of India will be taking part in the forum.
The forum will focus on energy storage for renewable integration, grid applications and ancillary services, reducing diesel consumption for cleaner air and reducing cost of energy for consumers, improving grid resiliency and ensuring energy access for round the clock power for every citizen through micro grids & distributed generation, accelerating adoption of electric vehicle and charging infrastructure, driving innovation and advanced energy storage manufacturing in India.
With Energy Storage rising to the forefront across US, Europe, China, Asia and Australia, the Global Energy Storage Alliance (GESA) has announced September 22 as the World Energy Storage Day to acknowledge its importance.
Speaking on the development, Dr. Rahul Walawalkar, ED, IESA, said, “The India Energy Storage Policy Forum will help provide a direct platform for industry and policy makers to interact and debate on the crucial policy decisions that can determine opportunities for energy storage, microgrids and EVs in India. We hope that this dialogue will also accelerate investments for manufacturing of energy storage and associated ecosystem in India.”