India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) has been hosting its annual virtual conference and exhibition – India Energy Storage Week (IESW) from 3rd – 6th November along with Pre – Conference Workshops held on November 02, 2020.
Speaking at the event,Suresh Prabhu, India’s Sherpa to G20 & G7, Member of Parliament, highlighting India’s vision to emerge as Global energy best stated “Energy storage is an important aspect of the electricity mix in the country, bringing new dynamics in the energy spectrum. Storage is going to be a new thrust area. I am happy that we will be discussing energy storage in-depth with industry pioneers, think-tanks, Policymakers, Global Leaders at the IESW to further propagate the Atma Nirbhar Bharat vision of our honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”
Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi, Secretary, The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, added – “The renewable energy sector is quite fragmented. It involves numerous sectors within itself. We are moving towards a major share of RE in the electricity mix and will only accelerate further. The government is working on giving the boost with the various programs as far as R&D is concerned. Energy storage is critical for the development of RE. This accommodation is cheaper than a more dispatch able power distribution. IESW will be incredibly valuable in answering this burning question as well as addressing some key issues”
Debi Prasad Dash, Executive Director, India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA), emphasized the requirement of indigenous manufacturing of components & advanced battery cells and requested the government to bring appropriate policy for advanced storage manufacturing and demand-side incentives. “This is also an appropriate time for the government to focus on the safety and standards of advanced energy storage technologies and create a suitable framework for recycling and batteries’ second life. This is a unique opportunity for Indian conglomerates and MSMEs and start-ups to showcase their innovation & engineering capabilities in this sun-rise energy storage and electric mobility sector. India Energy Storage Week (IESW) is becoming an annual thought-exchange, networking, and business platform for global industry leaders, policymakers, researchers and business professionals.” he said.
The conference is a dedicated effort towards bringing the key stakeholders together to make India a global hub for R&D and manufacturing. The vision is backed by eminent dignitaries from NITI Aayog, Department of Science & Technology (DST), The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and many more.