During last 2 years, IESA has focused on building a strong foundation for understanding the need for energy storage and micro-grids in India. IESA has also focused on building relationships across the stakeholders through sharing of information of latest trends in technologies and applications as well as business models through direct one on one interaction with various policy makers as well as presentations at numerous national and international events. We are helping to create awareness as well as shape policies both at national and state level through participation in various working groups and taskforces. These include National Taskforce for Renewable Integration set up by Central Electricity Authority, India Smart Grid Forum set up by Ministry of Power, Working Group on energy storage for Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission and Standing Committee on energy storage and hybrids by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

IESA had a very eventful second year (2013-14), including successful launch of Energy Storage India conference & expo in December 2013. IESA is working on creating awareness about energy storage and microgrids through various knowledge sharing initiatives such as webinars, Information Bulletins, IESA – Emerging Technology News(ETN) magazine, Energy Storage Project Database, creation of IESA-KPN online resource platform and organised discussion with key regulators & policy makers.

  • Active dialogue with State and Central level organizations such as Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, Central Electricity Authority, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, State Electricity Regulatory Commissions, State Designated Agencies / State Nodal Agencies
  • Publish various Reports and white papers on EES market potential and applications in India
  • Provide overview of key regulatory policies in India for IESA Members
  • Interact with the industrial trade organizations such as Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
  • Arranged technical tours in November 2012 and April 2013
  • IESA hosted India’s 1st Energy Storage conference in December 2013 and arranging 2nd ESI conference on Energy Storage in December 2014
  • various knowledge sharing initiatives like webinars, Information Bulletins, IESA – Emerging Technology News(ETN) magazine, Energy Storage Project Database and creation of IESA-KPN resource platform
  • ESA joined standing committee on energy storage and hybrids solutions formed by  Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Govt. of India