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US India Energy Storage Partnership

US-DOE -- IESA Webinar Series on Energy Storage
(Under the auspices of US-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership)

Next Webinar - 15th February 2024

Overview

Energy Storage is becoming an integral part of the energy transition landscape across the globe. Under the auspices of US-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership, US-DoE and India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) launched webinar series on Energy Storage with active participation from government officials, key industry players, national labs, and stakeholders. This will be held on 3rd Thursday of every Month. This is open for all India and USA stakeholders to attend.

8th Webinar Date: 21st March 2024
Time: 10:00 am EDT (8:30 pm IST)
Duration: 90 Minutes
Structure: Presentation + Moderated Discussion (online)
Date: 3rd Thursday of every Month

Topics:
Registration Link
Key Participants
  • Relevant Indian energy departments and associated entities, (Government officials, Civil societies, Industries)
  • US-DOE, US companies, National Labs, National Associations
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1st Kickoff Webinar - 15th June 2023​

Date
15th June 2023
Time
10:00 AM EDT
(07:30 PM IST)
Duration
2 hours
Topic for Discussion
  • Energy Storage Landscape in USA and India
  • BESS deployment status and growth of Energy Storage deployment in both the countries (US and India)​
  • Key drivers for Energy Storage deployment​
  • Review of US Energy Storage Programs – Lessons Learnt/ Best Practices from US deployment experience.​
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Structure
  • Welcome Remarks : Dr. Imre Gyuk, Director of Energy Storage Research, Office of Electricity, US Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Contest Setting
    • Eric Hsieh, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Energy Storage, Office of Electricity (OE), US Department of Energy (DOE) 
    • Shri Ghanshyam Prasad, Chairperson, Central Electricity Authority, Ministry of Power
    • Shri Dinesh Jagdale, Joint Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government Of India*
  • USA Market Overview : TBD*​
  • India Market Overview : Dr. Rahul Walawalkar, President, IESA
  • Panel Discussion (60 minutes)
    • Moderator: Dr. Imre Gyuk, Director of Energy Storage Research, Office of Electricity, US Department of Energy (DOE)
    • Mike Gravely, Research Program Manager, California Energy Commission (CEC)
    • William Acker, Executive Director, New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST)
    • Dr. Bharath Reddy, Additional General Manager, Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI)
    • Mr. V V Sivakumar, General Manager - Renewable Energy, NTPC
    • ESS Developers*
  • Vote of thanks: Mr Debi Prasad Dash, Executive Director, IESA

2nd Kickoff Webinar - 20th July 2023​

Date
20th July 2023
Time
10:00 AM EDT
(07:30 PM IST)
Duration
2 hours
Topic for Discussion
  • Policy & regulatory action to enable storage.
  • Best Practices / Marketing models to support ES deployments.
  • State and central-level policies to drive energy storage adoption in the USA and India.
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Structure
  • Welcome Remarks : Debi Prasad Dash, Executive Director, IESA (5 mins)
  • Panel Discussion : Best Practices / Marketing models to support ES deployments (45 minutes)​
    • Moderator: Dr. Imre Gyuk, Director of Energy Storage Research, Office of Electricity, U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE)
    • Jai Prakash Shivahare, IAS, Managing Director, GUVNL
    • Sanskriti Dubey, Senior Manager, Market Growth & Communications, Fluence India
    • Ketan Chitnis - Business Head - Advanced Cells - L&T
    • Q&A (10 minutes)
  • Panel Discussion : Policy & regulatory action to enable storage (45 minutes)
    • Moderator: Dr. Rahul Walawalkar, President, IESA
    • Ramana Reddy, IRPS, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, NREDCAP
    • Michael Hill, Energy Industry Analyst, Office of Energy Policy and Innovation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
    • Jim Zolnierek, Chief - Public Utilities Bureau, Illinois Commerce Commission
    • Q&A (10 minutes)
  • Vote of thanks : Elena Thomas-Kerr, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy. Energy (5 minutes)

3rd Kickoff Webinar - 17th August 2023​

Date
17th August 2023
Time
10:00 AM EDT
(07:30 PM IST)
Duration
2 hours
Topic for Discussion
  • US, India Energy Storage Project Opportunities
  • Current Projects and Tender Overview
  • Overview of the installed projects (mini-grid, RE Integration, Commercial-Industrial applications, etc.)
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Structure
  • Welcome Remarks : Dr. Rahul Walawalkar, President, IESA (2-3 mins)
  • Context Setting: Dr. Imre Gyuk, Director of Energy Storage Research, Office of Electricity, U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) (5 minutes)
  • US energy storage Market & project Overview. (10 minutes each)
    • Kirk Shields, Director of Development, Green Mountain Power, VT
    • Clay Koplin, Chief Executive Officer, Cordova Electric Cooperative, AK
    • Jim Glass, Senior Manager, Smart Grid Development, EPB Chattanooga, TN
    • Waylon Clark, Demonstration Projects Team Lead, Sandia National Laboratories, NM
  • India energy storage Market & Project Overview (10 minutes each)
    • Debi Prasad Dash, Executive Director, IESA
    • Hiren Praveen Shah, Founder, Executive Director & CEO - Replus Engitech
    • Nitesh Bhutada, Co-Founder and Director, Newen System
    • Sanjeev Narula, CEO - Critical Power, Exicom Tele-Systems*
    • Ayush Misra, Co-Founder & CEO, Ampere Hour Energy*
  • Panel Discussion Among all the Speakers & Q&A session with audience (30minutes)
  • Vote of thanks: Elena Thomas-Kerr, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy (2-3 minutes)
  • Key Participants:
    • Relevant Indian energy departments and associated entities, (Government officials, Civil societies, Industries)
    • US-DOE, US companies, National Labs, National Associations

4th Kickoff Webinar - 19th October 2023

Date
19th October 2023
Time
10:00 AM EDT
(07:30 PM IST)
Duration
2 hours
Topic for Discussion

Innovative Battery Technologies

  • Current and projected track of non-Lithium-Ion technologies
  • Flow batteries
  • Sodium/ Zinc and earth-abundant technologies
  • Air-based batteries
  • Field Deployments
  • Future R&D Improvements:  Solid State, sodium intercalation only
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Structure
  • Welcome Remarks: Rahul Walawalkar, President, IESA. MD, CES India (5 mins)
  • Presentations from the USA (60 minutes)
    • Moderator: Imre Gyuk, Chief Scientist, Energy Storage, Office of Electricity, U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) (5 minutes)
    • Matt Harper: Chief Commercial Officer, Invinity Energy Systems (IES) (12 minutes)
    • Sanjoy Banerjee: Founder and Executive Chairman, Urban Electric Power (12 minutes)
    • Ray Kubis: Chairman, Gridential Energy Inc (12 minutes)
    • Daniel Friebel: Director of R&D, Natron Energy (12 minutes)
    • Q&A- 10 minutes
  • Presentations from India (45 minutes)
    • Moderator: Netra Walawalkar, VP, India Markets, CES & IESA (5 minutes)
    • Ramesha: Director, CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CECRI) (12 minutes)
    • Sarika Phadke-Kelkar: Sr. System Lead, KPIT Technologies (12 minutes)
    • Q&A- 10 minutes
  • Vote of Thanks: Elena Thomas-Kerr, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy. Energy (5 minutes)
  • Key Participants:
    • Relevant Indian energy departments and associated entities, (Government officials, Civil societies, Industries)
    • US-DOE, US companies, National Labs, National Associations

5th Kickoff Webinar - 16th November 2023

Date
16th November 2023
Time
10:00 AM EDT
(08:30 PM IST)
Duration
90 minutes
Topic for Discussion

Thermal Storage

  • Thermal storage technologies
  • Applications & use cases
  • Case Studies and future roadmap
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Structure
  • Welcome Remarks : Debi Prasad Dash, Executive Director, IESA (2-3 mins)
  • Special Address : Dr. Imre Gyuk, Chief Scientist, Energy Storage, Office of Electricity, U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) (4-5 mins)
  • Presentations & Moderated Discussion (75 minutes – each speaker-10 minutes + 15 minutes Q&A)
    • Moderator: Dr. Erik D. Spoerke, Energy Storage Materials Lead, Energy Storage Technologies & Systems, Sandia National Laboratories
    • Scott McNally, Vice President, Development at Redox Blox
    • Tian J. Ong, Manager- Strategic Initiatives and R&D, Malta
    • Nick Soncrant, Head of Business Development, Antora Energy
    • Dr. Dibakar Rakshit, Associate Professor, IIT Delhi
    • Vishnu Sasidharan, VP and BD, Climate Technologies, Pluss Advanced Technologies Pvt Ltd.
    • Dr. Nitin Goel, Founder, InfiCold
  • Closing Remarks: Dr. Rahul Walawalkar, President, IESA. MD, CES India (4-5 mins)
  • Vote of Thanks: Elena Thomas-Kerr, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy. Energy (2-3 minutes)
  • Key Participants:
    • Relevant Indian energy departments and associated entities, (Government officials, Civil societies, Industries)
    • US-DOE, US companies, National Labs, National Associations

Potential Topics

Overview of Energy Storage Landscape
  • Energy Storage deployment projections – USA
  • Deployment opportunities for storage worldwide
  • Review of US Energy Storage Programs – Lessons Learnt/ Best Practices from US deployment experience.
  • India’s need/ challenges and opportunities – How US experience could apply to India.
  • Policy and regulations to USA and India market

Key Members and Partners

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