IESA is closely working with research universities, educational institutions and government organizations like DST, MEITY, and other R&D national labs to quicker energy storage technology development. Through this initiative, IESA plans to provide joint fellowship & scholarships for research in India.

Need: The Indian Energy Storage sector is entering a fast-growing phase. With the Governments’ vision on Energy Security deployment of storage technologies will only increase in days to come. As such it becomes crucial to recognize the need to capability building and skill development from this stage to enable the storage industry grow in a sustainable manner.

Objective: To address the need for skill development in the energy storage sector, IESA launched IESA Academy in 2016. The objective of the Academy is to organize training courses, workshops, and master-classes through fostering Industry and Academia collaborations. These programs aim to empower companies to enter the energy storage market as well as help existing manufacturers expand their business in energy storage manufacturing by imparting their current/potential employees with the right skillset.

Methodology: IESA academy works with select industry associations such as IEEMA, ISGF and top research universities such as IIT Kanpur, VJTI, TERI and GERMI to address the need for training and skill development for the sector. We also work closely with Skill Council of India for bridging the skill gap in India. Through such collaborations we organize masterclasses, workshops, webinars and hands-on training sessions.

Past Events: Since its initiation in 2016, IESA Academy has conducted many capacity building workshops, Masterclasses on storage and component manufacturing, Hands-on training on Lead Acid and Li-Ion battery O&M. project finance, modelling, electric vehicle manufacturing, microgrid monitoring and design across India at strategic locations including Guwahati, Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai.

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