Conference on Stationary Energy Storage in India (SESI2020)

IESA Events
New Delhi, Delhi, India
23rd Mar 2020

About Event

The government of India has come up with an ambitious plan to deliver 175 GW of renewables by 2022, committing to generate 40% power from clean energy sources by 2032. In Union budget 2020, the government announced its plan to retire old thermal plants that are not able to meet environmental regulations. Recent results from SECI tender for RE+ storage have shown that hybrid RE projects can compete with thermal plants for providing reliable peak power. In addition, the government is also working on 24*7 Power for all and there is a growing realization of the need for microgrids in achieving this goal in a cost-effective and timely manner. High deployment of renewable energy and its use requires technical as well as commercial solutions and a variety of policy decisions around minimizing the impact of intermittency and enabling grid integration of renewable energy.

IESA estimates the market for energy storage in India to be the US $2.8 billion in 2018 and forecasts it to grow at a CAGR of 6.1% by 2026. The total annual MWh addition in 2018 hit 24.4 GWh and is expected to grow to 64.5 GWh by 2026.

Several policies supporting the growth of energy storage in the grid-scale applications are in the draft or proposal stage and are likely to get approved in the short term which is expected to drive the market. Demand for energy storage in behind-the-meter (BTM) applications will account for 68-77% of the cumulative market during 2018-26. Inverters and telecom towers have a major share of the BTM market. 2018-19 witnessed several renewable plus storage projects being floated by NTPC, SECI, US-ASSIRT, state utilities/agencies such as BSES Yamuna, BSES- Rajdhani for DSM settlement, energy shifting, and voltage support. A recent draft policy by MNRE on Renewable Energy –Round the Clock (RE-RTC) will boost energy storage adoption for RE Integration and hybrid projects.

Currently, the forecasting, scheduling, and DSM are the only drivers for wind integration applications. Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) plans to introduce a market mechanisms for the ancillary services market. IESA suggested the Commission to introduce ESS for secondary and fast tertiary regulation ancillary services as it provides faster response and more regulation per MW. In 2019, the first large grid-scale ESS project was commissioned at Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd (TPDDL), Rohini Substation in New Delhi for 10 MW – 10 MWh for application such as peak load management, frequency regulation, and Energy shifting. Distribution deferral becomes a key application for ESS in metros where grid expansion becomes difficult.

Rooftop PV policy subsidies, dropping battery prices and increasing electricity tariffs, energy storage with rooftop solar is expected to pick up in the short term. The rural electrification sector majorly constitutes the solar home lighting systems under the Saubhagya scheme, solar streetlights under the AJAY scheme, and microgrids. In 2018-19, the market was driven by Saubhagya SHLS deployment; however, the sector looks unattractive due to the lack of policies existing in the market to drive it beyond 2020.

Presently, India has already installed 14+ MWh of large-scale storage for grid and renewable integration through pilot and demonstration projects at different locations. Apart from these commissioned projects, 100+ MWh of energy storage projects in India are on the verge of tender allocation or at the construction stage. IESA is hopeful, that this time the government will prioritize energy storage projects and see them through to implementation. We are also seeing strong leadership from private commercial and industrial consumers to develop storage projects for behind the meter applications for different commercial and industrial hubs to create private projects.  

With the same intent, we are delighted to announce the Stationary Energy Storage in India (SESI) Conference on 23rd March 2020 at New Delhi focused on the roadmap and outlook for stationary energy storage in India. This is a unique platform to interact, network and learns about the market landscape, government policies, new projects & tender updates, Insights from national and international storage projects, current and future technology outlook for stationary storage.


  • Session 1- Stationary Energy Storage Policies for India
  • Session 2- Grid scale Energy Storage Integration
  • Session 3- Energy Storage Financing
  • Session 4- Energy Storage for Behind the Meet Application
  • Session 5- Learning from India & global projects and Insights for National and International Experience
  • Session 6- Current and Upcoming Technologies for Stationary Energy Storage System
Delegate fees:
Before 28th Feb
  • For IESA members- Rs. 8,000
  • For non-IESA members- Rs. 18,000
After 28th Feb
  • 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

March 23, 2020, 9:00 am - March 23, 2020, 6:00 pm
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