2020-07-01
WORKING GROUPS

WORKING GROUPS

Three working groups on Business, Policy and Technology to discuss and gather inputs on various state & central government policies, tenders and new technologies.

IESA, over years has been working closely with MNRE, MoP, MHI, CERC, NITI, BIS etc. for creating a robust energy infrastructure to enable adoption of advanced storage technologies in India.

We understand it is critical to have feedback from all stakeholders in the value chain before proposing/ recommending for a technology, policy update or financial incentive. Keeping this in mind, IESA conceptualized of 3 Working Groups exclusively for our members., namely:

  • Policy Working Group
  • Technology Working Group and
  • Business Working Group

The objective of the working groups is to gather industry voice through discussions and meetings for any technology/ policy/ financial recommendation to Government

The Working Groups meet once a month and discuss on current affairs and developments. The platform is also utilized to collate feedback on any draft policy, projection or documentation.

Policy Working Group

Objective:

IESA Policy Working Group (PWG) is an initiative by IESA for its member companies to support government bodies through discussion and contribution to create robust energy storage & EV policy for India. IESA, along with its members, are continuously giving recommendations and feedback to various government bodies on their regulations and policy initiatives regarding energy storage. With the support from this group we are actively working with MNRE, MoP, MHI, Indian Railways, CERC, CEA, POSOCO, NITI Aayog, DST, Invest India and BIS, on creating a robust energy infrastructure to enable adoption of advanced energy storage technologies in India. Activities include

1)     Policy advocacy to state and central government authorities

2)     Responding to the key announcements/regulations/policies from Centre and State Authorities

3)     Supporting the government on capacity building and in the creation of appropriate policy framework.

4)     Creating a bridging link for the industry and policymakers to put forward the members wish list

Previous works:

  • Support to MNRE & USAID in creating an Energy Storage Roadmap for India
  • Joined committee on “energy storage and hybrids” formed by MNRE
  • Participated in creation and launch of IRENA Energy Storage Roadmap
  • Submitted paper to NITI Aayog on advanced energy storage manufacturing policy
  • Stakeholders consultation for CERC staff paper on Energy storage in association with FICCI for CERC and submitted comments to CERC
  • Joined EES Sectional Committee by BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards)
  • Actively involved with NITI Aayog on Advanced battery Giga Factories Manufacturing Plan.
  • Working with tender authorities like SECI, NTPC, NLC, state utilities on energy storage procurement and tender.
  • Part of MNRE “Renewable Energy Standardization Cell”
  • Working With states like Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Kerala, Punjab and others

Member Participation:

One representative from each IESA member company participates in the meetings. We encourage member companies to nominate members to be a part of these discussions.

Meeting Timing : The policy working group meetings are scheduled every month First Tuesday and is an online Meeting

Registration link for all future PWG Meeting: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8793941684494371083

Committee Members:

  • Chair – Ms. Bindu Madhavi, Manager, Regulatory & Policy, IESA
  • Co-Chair  - Mr. Shashank Adlakha, Sr. VP (New Business) Renew Power

Technology Working Group

The energy storage space is evolving at a tremendous pace and covers a wide variety of application areas ranging from Electric Vehicles and personal electronics to renewable integration and grid applications. The IESA Technology Working group (TWG) is created to encourage discussions among key stakeholders regarding the various technical issues underlying the energy storage & EV industry.

The discussions are focused on the following topics:

  1. Applications Vs Technology: Discussion on functional and technical requirements of energy storage for various applications - electric vehicles, renewable integration, wind smoothing, backup applications, diesel replacement etc.
  2. Technology Performance: Discussion on common metrics of performance for energy storage systems (ESS), associated test protocols, and reference duty cycles to evaluate various energy storage technologies for applications of interest.
  3. Safety Evaluation and standards Protocol: Discussion to increase awareness in the community regarding safety related information and standard protocols for testing of ESS systems at multiple levels namely cell, battery, stack, battery management and overall system level.
  4. Innovations and Advanced Technological Development: Discussions to remain abreast with cutting edge technologies which will shape the future of energy storage space.
  5. Recycling & Re-Use : To work on creation of framework for second life of batteries and appropriate disposal & reuse. Proper recycling rules need to be developed.

Previous works:

  • Submitted paper to NITI Aayog on advanced energy storage manufacturing policy
  • Joined EES Sectional Committee by BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards)
  • Actively involved with NITI Aayog on Advanced battery Giga Factories Manufacturing Plan.
  • Part of MNRE “Renewable Energy Standardization Cell”
  • Part of “National Programme on Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Battery Storage” by NITI Aayog
  • Closely work with DST R&D roadmap for Energy Storage and EV.
  • Working With states like Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Kerala, Punjab and others

Member Participation:

One representative from each IESA member company participates in the meetings. We encourage member companies to nominate members to be a part of these discussions

Meeting Timing : The technology working group meetings are scheduled every month second Tuesday and is an online Meeting

Registration link for all future TWG Meeting: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7159895879222248459

Committee Members:

  • Chair – Dr. Ashwini K Aggarwal, FIETE, Director-Government Affairs, Applied Materials India
  • Co-Chair  - Dr. Satyajit Phadke, Manager, R&D , Customized Energy Solutions

Business Working Group

IESA Business Working Group (BWG) is an initiative by IESA for its member companies to create an appropriate environment for business growth. The activities include the following points

  • ESSMEET & EV Roundtable – IESA organizes member-focused events & roundtable to catalyse the private energy storage & EV adoptions 
  • Tender Alert & Project Webinars – IESA organize member briefing webinars and send s alert over email on state and central level tenders on energy storage, EV & charging Infra
  • Ideal Tender documents: IESA with the various tender authorities try to create ideal tender documents with interacting with industry stakeholders
  • Project Finance & Business Case:IESA team try to analyses individual business case for energy storage & EV pilots and create financial models through COMETs and help member companies
  • Entrepreneurship and Start-up Ecosystem creation: IESA closely works with various start-up companies and promote entrepreneurship. To accelerate fast growth in the energy storage & EV domain, IESA is launching a virtual accelerator program to drive the industry.
  • Capacity-building activities & Skill development: Through IESA Academy, IESA organize various hands-on training, masterclass, workshops and knowledge series webinars etc.

Member Participation:

One representative from each IESA member company participates in the meetings. We encourage member companies to nominate members to be a part of these discussions

Meeting Timing : The business working group meetings are scheduled every month third Tuesday and is an online Meeting

Registration link for all future BWG Meeting: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5517723588675385611

 

 

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