IAC Conference on “International Experiences in Grid level Energy Storage and Applicability for India”
November 30, 2018 – USAID’s GTG-RISE Initiative has collaborated with US-India Strategic Partnership Forum to establish the Industry Advisory Council (IAC). Under the IAC, a roundtable conference on “International Experiences in Grid Level Energy Storage and Applicability for India” was held in New Delhi. The roundtable aims, through discussions, to focus on international experiences and regulatory framework for energy storage for grid applications, business models as they pertain to India market, supply chain for manufacturing battery storage units and next steps for India. More than 35 representatives from various organizations including financial institutions, national and international utilities, energy think tanks attended the workshop. The event concluded underlining the requirement for a policy paper on energy storage with needs in various end use applications. It also stressed the need for continued discussions in the area for developing a roadmap for India. IAC is planning to bring out a white paper on energy storage and also continue discussions in future conferences.
The event was attended by 35 participants, including international experts from BESS Bootcamp (Dean Koujak, Navigant; Alan Greenshields, Innolith; Vibhu Kaushik, Southern California Edison and Kiran Kumaraswamy, Fluence), IAC members (Sterlite, Fluence, RENew, Kreate, Innolith, Apco and First Solar), GTG/RISE, World Bank, US Commercial Service and several prospective members and storage experts from Tata Power, BSES, Ahaana Renewables, Kirlosker, KFW, CEEW, SB Energy, Climate Studio.