Discussion points: Guidelines for Procurement and Utilization of Battery Energy Storage Systems as part of Generation, Transmission and Distribution assets, along with Ancillary Services
In the IBSCC meeting held on 25-01-2022, Anshuman of Gujarat Fluorochemicals Ltd. presented on ACC Supply Chain PLI Scheme.
Discussion Points New Member Introduction/Updates Market update from EOS Energy, A Zn based energy storage, Mr Yashwanth Mahadevan, Regional Market Leader, Eos Energy Enterprises Business Updates: Implementation of BCD on Solar Modules from April 2022, Announcement on List of applicants for setting up Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) battery storage manufacturing in India- Mr Shivam Kashyap, IESA Recommendations on Budget from ESS, EV and Hydrogen Industry by IESA, Ms. Bindu Madhavi IESA Store Updates, Mr Tushar Kakade, IESA ES & EV Tender Updates ; Mr Akshay Atreja & Mr Akshay Kumar , IESA  
Discussion Points New Member Introduction/Updates Himadri Speciality Chemical’s take on differences between Natural Graphite & Synthetic Graphite for LIBs and its contribution; Mr Sayanto Bagchi, Marketing and Procurement Lead, Himadri Speciality Chemical Ltd. NTPC Tender overview and Discussion – Mr Debi Prasad Dash, Exec. Dir. IESA Views and expectations on the upcoming Battery Swapping Policy; Mr Ashish Gautam, Sr. Director, Govt. Relations, Bounce ES & EV Tender Updates ; Mr Akshay Atreja & Mr Akshay Kumar , IESA    
Discussion Points New Member Introduction/Updates Energy Management Solutions for Hybrid Project (BESS / SOLAR / WIND); Mr. Ajay Nair, MD , DEIF India Pvt Ltd   Views on recent announcement on Battery Swapping under Budget 2022; and its upcoming policy;  by Mr. Yuvraj Sarda ,Head of Strategy, Mr Pramod Sharma, Senior Advisor,  Sun Mobility ES & EV Tender Updates ; Mr Akshay Atreja & Mr Akshay Kumar , IESA    
Discussion points: Draft Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (Connectivity and General Network Access to the inter-State Transmission System) Regulations, 2021 MoM of 7th National committee on Transmission – Key takeaways for BESS India’s first; and one of world’s largest Green Hydrogen Microgrid Projects to be set up at Simhadri India has achieved its NDC target with total non-fossil based installed energy capacity of 157.32 GW which is 40.1% of the total installed electricity capacity SECI Awards 100 MW Solar Contract with Battery Project in Chhattisgarh Important Transfers/Postings PFC enters pact to finance 350 electric buses in Uttar Pradesh Update on Goa Electric Mobility Promotion Policy (GEMPP) 2021. 8.77 lakhs Active Electric Vehicles are on Indian Roads DHI release - Reducing the Cost of Electric Vehicles Ministry of Heavy Industries supports 520 Charging Stations Infrastructure under the Phase-I of FAME India Scheme 49 Original Equipment Manufacturers of e-2W, e-3W & e- 4W registered under phase-II of FAME-India Scheme Centre take various steps for Promotion of Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles IESA Letter to DHI; DHI Addendum II-  RFP For Selection of Manufacturers for Setting Up Manufacturing Capacities for Advance Chemistry Cell (ACC) under the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme
Discussion points: Energy Storage Vision document progress IESA Budget recommendations to Ministry of Finance on behalf of Energy Storage, EV and Manufacturing sectors Update on draft Policy on Energy Storage Systems( ESS) Clarification regarding usage of Energy Storage System(ESS) in various applications across the entire value chain of power Sector Union Minister of Power and NRE dedicates Automatic Generation Control to the nation CERC (Connectivity and General Network Access to the inter-State Transmission System) Regulations, 2021 – Explanatory memorandum and Workshops schedule Green Hydrogen Policy Update Revised consolidated Guidelines & Standards for Charging Infrastructure of Electrical Vehicles Update on Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Battery Storage Request to Enhance ACC Capacity and PLI Scheme of ACC Battery Manufacturing Financial Outlay Amount Update on Production Linked Incentive Scheme for Automobile and Auto Component Industry in India
Discussion points: Amendments to the Guidelines for Short-Term Procurement of Power (i.e. for a period of more than one day to one year) by Distribution Licensees through Tariff based bidding process Ministry of Power notifies Green Hydrogen/ Green Ammonia Policy Steps taken by the Central Government to facilitate Renewable Energy integration in the National interconnected grid Network Plan (2024-25) Inter State Transmission System (ISTS) Prepared by Central Transmission Utility (CTU) December IESA attended MNRE program on RE, India’s leadership in Transition – key takeaways MNRE Framework for Promoting Decentralised Renewable Energy Livelihood Applications Amendment to RTC guidelines CERC Ancillary Services Regulation Plan for Meeting with Power Minister IESA inputs/suggestions on draft CERC (Connectivity and General Network Access to the inter-State transmission System) Regulations, 2022 IESA inputs/suggestions on the Discussion Paper on Energy Storage System Government of India to expand Public Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure across the nation Niti Aayog - Green Financing Critical to Decarbonizing the Indian Transport Sector Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs announces the proposal for bringing out Battery Swapping Policy and inter-operability standards. Pre-Stakeholder meeting on Draft Battery Swapping policy by NITI Aayog IESA Letter to DHI - Recommendations for upcoming Battery Swapping Policy to NITI Aayog Approvals of “Champion OEM Incentive Scheme” of the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Automobile and Auto Component Industry in India Ministry of Heavy Industries supports 2,31,257 Electric Vehicles under Phase-II of FAME India Scheme till 1st February, 2022 by way of Demand Incentive amounting to about Rs. 827 Cr. and sanctions 2877 charging stations in 68 cities across 25 states/UT Key appointments
Discussion Points Members attendance/quick Updates (10 mins) Key takeaways from Pre-Bid Meeting on PLI Scheme for National Programme on Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Battery Storage, Debi Prasad Dash, Executive Director-IESA P2X, Life beyond Hydrogen Mission Document, Siddharth Mayur, MD, h2e Power Systems Pvt. Ltd. IESA Store Updates (5 mins) Energy Storage and EV Tender Updates  
In a latest development on the National Programme on Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Battery Storage notified earlier, the Ministry of Heavy Industries (MHI) has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to invite bidders for setting up greenfield manufacturing facilities under the production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme to promote ACC manufacturing in the country. The PLI scheme envisages setting up a cumulative manufacturing capacity of 50 GWh for ACCs and an additional cumulative capacity of 5 GWh for niche ACC technologies with a minimum threshold capacity of 500 MWh.This webinar on 28th Oct 21 discussed the $2bn tender released inviting RfP's under the ACC scheme for bidding.
Discussion points: 1.Electricity (Promotion of Generation of Electricity from Must-Run Power Plant) Rules 2.Dissolution of five "Regional Power Committees (Transmission Planning)" (RPCTPs) – regarding 3.Suggestions on Comprehensive Policy Framework and other interventions to promote Energy Storage in Power Sector 4.SECI guidelines and RFP for large scale Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) for 1000 MW hour project 5.DHI Govt of India releases RFP inviting bidders for PLI scheme on ACC battery storage Manufacturing in India 6.Optimisation of use of power generated/allocation o central generating stations 7.Karnataka Renewable Energy Policy 2021-2026 8.Odisha makes 100% exemption on taxes for electric vehicles
Discussion points: Update on Scheme for allowing Flexibility in Generation and Scheduling of Thermal Hydro Power Stations through bundling with Renewable Energy and Storage Power Update on Power Minister chairs meeting for discussion on the 'Report on comprehensive Policy Framework for promotion of Energy Storage in the Power Sector India's Total Installed Renewable Energy Capacity Crosses 150 GW Mark. Mission 500 GW by 2030 MOP & SECI Stakeholder consultation on 500 MW/1000 MWh Standalone Battery Energy Storage Systems in India under Global Competitive Bidding (ESS-I) Recommendations by India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) on Guidelines and RfS document for setting up of Pilot Projects of 500 MW/1000MWh Standalone Battery Energy Storage Systems India will call bids for the largest global tender for setting up 13-gigawatt hour (GWh) grid-scale battery storage system in Ladakh. MERC orders on BTM rooftop solar with open access Pre-bid conference organized by Ministry of Heavy Industries for prospective bidders for Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) PLI Scheme IESA Letter to DHI on RFP of Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) PLI Scheme Update on Goa Electric Mobility Promotion Policy (GEMPP) 2021. India launches E-Amrit web portal for all EV related information. Phased Manufacturing Program (PMP) for xEV Charger parts for eligibility under the FAME India Scheme Phase-II Rajya Sabha presented its 309th Report on “Electric & Hybrid Mobility – Prospects And Challenges in Automobile Industry”, pertaining to Ministry of Heavy Industries to the Parliament
Government of lndia is planning to bring out a comprehensive Policy on Energy Storage in Power Sector and invited suggestions from the stakeholders and interested persons. The policy would broadly focus on Regulatory, Financial & Taxation, Demand Management and Technological aspects in order to speed up the implementation of storage capacity driven by the need to have increased flexibility in lndia Power System to absorb the large-scale integration of the Renewable Energy into the system during the coming years. IESA is organized this round table to discuss and gather inputs from members for submitting its suggestions to Ministry of Power on upcoming Comprehensive Energy Storage Policy
Discussion points: Presentation on “Hydrogen: Decoding The Hype” by Shivam Chauhan, Research Analyst, Customized Energy Solutions.
Discussion points: Technology and TRL consideration for UNIDO FLCTD Innovation Challenge 2022- Brief by Mr. Shivam Kashyap Measurement and Verification of Technology Innovation- Brief by Mr. Shivam Kashyap How to Select a Battery- Brief by Dr. Rahul Walawalkar & Mr. Calvin Raj

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