Conference on Stationary Energy Storage in India (SESI2020)

IESA Events
New Delhi, Delhi, India
21st Sep 2020

About Event

India has set an ambitious target of developing 175 GW of renewable energy by 2022 and meeting 40 percent of its power needs from clean energy sources by 2032. As far as the thermal assets in India are concerned, they have been running at low PLF. The government, too, committed to backing its promise of clean energy by actions announced plans to retire old thermal plants that did not meet the environmental emission norms.

These developments including policy measures and efforts by public and private entities have resulted in higher penetration of renewables in the grid over time, increasing the variability of grid. All these above factors have given impetus for the growth and deployment of stationary energy storage in India. With the same intent, we are delighted to announce our first edition of SESI 2020, Stationary Energy Storage India, focused on the roadmap and outlook for this industry. The conference will be held on March 23, 2020, in New Delhi.

The conference will serve as a unique platform to interact, network, and learn about market landscapes, policies, tenders, new projects – national and international – get insights on current and future technology outlook for stationary storage. Some noteworthy developments and projections for the stationary storage industry in India include:

  • India currently has installed 17+ MWh of large-scale storage for grid and renewable integration through pilot and demonstration projects.
  • Tenders have been floated by NLC, SECI, US-ASSIRT, state utilities/agencies such as BSES Yamuna, BSES- Rajdhani for DSM settlement, energy shifting, RE with storage and voltage support.
  • Results from SECI tender for RE+ storage have demonstrated that hybrid RE projects can successfully compete with thermal plants for providing reliable peak power.
  • Recent draft policy by MNRE on Renewable Energy – Round the Clock (RE-RTC) is expected to boost energy storage adoption for RE integration and hybrid projects.
  • First large grid-scale ESS project (10MWh) at Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd (TPDDL), Rohini Substation in New Delhi was commissioned in 2019.
  • Other than front-of-the-meter deployment, the behind-the-meter storage market is also evolving. IESA predicts this will account for 68-77% of the cumulative market during 2018-26. Inverters and telecom towers will account for a major share of the B-T-M market.
  • Rural electrification initiatives like Saubhagya and AJAY scheme are gaining traction.
  • The requirement of grid stability and ancillary services for the modern Indian electricity grid.


Session1- Stationary Energy Storage Policies for India

  • Draft National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy
  • State-level policies on a wind-solar hybrid with a Storage policy
  • Role of CEA, CERC, Load Dispatch Centre for Storage Integration
  • Renewable Energy – Round the Clock dispatch
  • Policy requirement for Ancillary market

Session 2- India Stationary Storage Market Overview (Special Presentation)

Grid scale Energy Storage Integration (For Grid Scale Solar PV / Wind Applications and DISCOM use cases)

  • The need for Energy Storage for large scale PV/ Wind/ Hybrids Plants
  • RE Shifting, RE firming, RE Smoothing and Ramp Control requirement
  • Analysis using CES developed tool, COMETS (NPV, IRR, Payback, etc.)
  • Energy Storage for Utilities for Peak load management, Grid Stability, Transmission & distribution
  • deferral and DSM

Session 3- Energy Storage Financing

  • Overview of project financing options for energy storage projects
  • Risk management and the role of insurance
  • Role of aggregators/ ESCO companies
  • New business models

Session 4- Energy Storage for Behind the Meter Application

(Rooftop Solar & Microgrid, Inverter, UPS Back UP, Telecom Tower)

  • Role of Net metering
  • C&I application including DG optimization
  • Telecom tower, Inverter, UPS Back-Up
  • Power Quality & reliability for C&I consumers
  • Micro-grid scenario in India & opportunities in campus & rural micro-grids

Session 5- India Stationary Storage Tender / Project Update (Special Presentation)

Learning from India & global projects and Insights for National and International Experience

  • Global Stationary storage ecosystem and success stories
  • Project Monitoring
  • Learning and key take-away’s from global projects
  • Success stories from Stationary energy storage projects in India

Session 6- Current and Upcoming Technologies for Stationary Energy Storage System

  • Technology evaluation and outlook for 2020-25
  • Second life batteries for stationary applications
  • Beyond batteries (thermal storage, mechanical storage, gravity storage)
  • Chief Guest – Shri Anand Kumar, Secretary, MNRE*
  • Shri Rajnath Ram, Adviser (Energy), NITI Aayog
  • H. E. Upendra Tripathy, Director General, Internal Solar Alliance (ISA)
  • Dr. P. C. Maithani, Advisor, Energy Storage, MNRE*
  • Shri Jatindra Nath Swain, Chairman & Managing Director, Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)*
  • Mr. Sumant Sinha, Chairman and Managing Director, Renew Power
  • Mr. Deepak Thakur, CEO, Hybrid Energy & Storage Solutions, Sterling & Wilson
  • Mr. Jitendra Nalwaya, Vice President, BSES Yamuna Power Limited
  • Mr. Abhishek Ranjan, AVP, BSES Rajdhani Power Limited
  • Mr. Nilesh Kane, Additional General Manager, Tata Power DDL
  • Ms. Kumud Wadhwa, Sr. Gen Manager(NSGM-PMU), National Smart Grid Mission (NSGM)
  • Mr. Adarsh Das, CEO, and Co-Founder, SunSource Energy
  • Mr. Vinayak Walimbe, CFA, VP – Emerging Technologies, Customized Energy solutions
  • Dr. Rahul Walawalkar, Chair – GESA (Global Energy Storage Alliance), President, IESA
  • Mr. Debi Prasad Dash, Executive Director, India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA)
Delegate fees:
  • For IESA members- Rs. 10,000
  • For non-IESA members- Rs. 20,000

For registrations, contact:

  • Devyani Salunkhe,, M: +91–9975710139
  • Shubham Gaikwad,, M: +91–8379037205

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Event Timings

September 21, 2020, 9:00 am - September 21, 2020, 6:00 pm
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