In line with the Policy Working Group (PWG) meetings, a discussion was held on March 2, 2021, under the chairpersonship of Ms Bindu Madhavi, IESA and co-chairmanship of Mr Rahul Jain. The meeting covered policy updates and policy advocacy efforts carried out by IESA highlights of the discussion are – Discussion points: 2021 Vision and Goal Setting : Planning for subcommittees/taskforces under PWG. Letter to NITI Aayog: Congratulatory letter to Shri Sudhendu J Sinha, Adviser on taking charge of Electric Vehicle portfolio along with an appointment request. Letter to Delhi NCT Government: IESA: Applause letter on behalf of EV community towards EV Campaign initiatives with an appointment request. Letter to MNRE requesting them to include IESA to be part of Green Hydrogen Committee and request for draft policy. Draft Letter to PMO requesting to expedite gazette publication of ACC battery manufacturing PLI scheme. Planning for subcommittees/taskforces under PWG. Launch of ‘Go Electric’ Campaign, an awareness campaign to promote e-mobility by BEE. Amendment to the Guidelines for Tariff Based Competitive Bidding Process for procurement of RTC Power from Grid-connected RE Power Projects. MNRE: Time Extension in Scheduled Commissioning of RE Projects. Meghalaya EV Policy. Karnataka draft RE Policy. Tamil Nadu Industrial Policy 2021. Ministry of Commerce and Industry: Start-up India Seed Fund Approved. New Appointments. Next month scheduled/under planned meetings update.
Discussion points: 2021 Vision and Goal Setting : Planning for subcommittees/taskforces under PWG. Letter to NITI Aayog: Congratulatory letter to Shri Sudhendu J Sinha, Adviser on taking charge of Electric Vehicle portfolio along with an appointment request. Letter to Delhi NCT Government: IESA: Applause letter on behalf of EV community towards EV Campaign initiatives with an appointment request. Letter to MNRE requesting them to include IESA to be part of Green Hydrogen Committee and request for draft policy. Draft Letter to PMO requesting to expedite gazette publication of ACC battery manufacturing PLI scheme. Planning for subcommittees/taskforces under PWG. Launch of ‘Go Electric’ Campaign, an awareness campaign to promote e-mobility by BEE. Amendment to the Guidelines for Tariff Based Competitive Bidding Process for procurement of RTC Power from Grid-connected RE Power Projects. MNRE: Time Extension in Scheduled Commissioning of RE Projects. Meghalaya EV Policy. Karnataka draft RE Policy. Tamil Nadu Industrial Policy 2021. Ministry of Commerce and Industry: Start-up India Seed Fund Approved. New Appointments. Next month scheduled/under planned meetings update.
Discussion points: IESA Policy Working group, Chair, Co-Chair Nomination Open IESA recommendations to MNRE on Draft Hydrogen Policy Mission Submission of IESA recommendations on Karnataka Draft RE Policy to KREDL IESA Policy Advocacy efforts and their updates: Meeting with Shri Sudhendu J Sinha, Adviser, Niti Aayog Meeting with RIICO (Rajasthan Industrial Development) officials Meeting with BEE offcials Meeting with DHI officials Appointment of Dr. Rahul Walawalkar as part of CERC Central Advisory Committee Policy Updates: DPIIT: Clarification for local content calculation PPP-MII Order MoRTH: Vehicle Scrapping Policy Rajasthan Discussion Paper on Framework For Large Scale Integration of Renewable Energy using Energy Storage Systems and its impact on Tariffs MOP Notification to notify Central Transmission Utility of lndia Limited, a Government Company as the 'Central Transmission Utility' and POWERGRID as 'Deemed Licensee' under Electricity Act. Amendments to Solar, Wind, and Hybrid Policies in Andhra Pradesh Extension of Pilot on Security Constrained Economic Dispatch (SCED)
Discussion points: Letter to PMO – Requesting to expedite cabinet approval for PLI Scheme for ACC Battery Manufacturing CERC Central Advisory Committee first meeting update MNRE BRICS Seminar on Energy Storage Technologies IESA suggestions on Draft National Hydrogen Energy Mission submitted to MNRE Ministry of Power Inviting suggestions on draft NEP 2021. MOP Draft Electricity (Rights of Consumers) (Amendment) Rules, 2021 Cabinet approval and MNRE Guidelines for Production Linked Incentive Scheme ‘National Programme on High Efficiency Solar PV Modules DHI: Extension for validity of FAME II certificates for all vehicles motors (e-2W; 3W and 4W) approved under FAME India Scheme Phase II
Discussion points: Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Amendment Rules, 2021. Waiver of inter-state transmission charges on transmission of the electricity generated from solar and wind sources of energy – Amendment Cabinet approves Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme: A Reforms based and Results linked Scheme” Time-extension in Scheduled Commissioning Date of Renewable Energy (RE) Projects considering disruption due to the second surge of COVID-19 Draft Ancillary Services Regulations, 2021 – Extension Ministry of Power Issues Discussion Paper on Restructuring Renewable Energy Certificates Mechanism FAME India Phase II scheme extension MHI FAME India Scheme amendment Gujarat EV Policy Letter to MNRE – Information about energy storage pricing Meeting with DHI - update
Discussion points: Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme: A Reforms-Based and Results-Linked Scheme. Clarification regarding Guidelines on enabling the Discoms to either continue or exit from the PPA after completion of the term of the PPA i.e beyond 25 years or a period specified in the PPA and allow flexibility to the Generators to sell power in any mode after State/Discom exit from PPA. Amendment in the Guidelines for Tariff Based Competitive Bidding Process for procurement of Power from Grid Connected Wind Solar Hybrid Projects. Comments/ Suggestions submitted on the Draft Ancillary Regulations’2021. Public hearing of Draft Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (Ancillary Services) Regulations, 2021. Letter to MOEFCC - Request to finalize draft Battery Waste Management Rules Inputs to CEA – for framing replies to Parliament questions. Letter to DHI – Additional inputs on the RFP. Installation of 350 New EV charging Station under FAME II scheme. Maharashtra EV policy. New Appointments.
Discussion points: MNRE RE-RTC policy - Risks associated with RTC Policy and available de-risking options CERC Guidelines on Tariff Based Competitive Bidding Process for Procurement of Round-The Clock Power International best practices towards balancing conventional and RE Generation sources SECI Concept paper on High Performing RE tenders Global Update – RE + Storage Projects RE + Storage Tenders - India Update India RE-Hybrid projects with Storage – Success Stories RE+ Thermal – Bidding and Power Procurement Guideline
Discussion points: MNRE RE-RTC policy - Risks associated with RTC Policy and available de-risking options CERC Guidelines on Tariff Based Competitive Bidding Process for Procurement of Round-The Clock Power International best practices towards balancing conventional and RE Generation sources SECI Concept paper on High Performing RE tenders Global Update – RE + Storage Projects RE + Storage Tenders - India Update India RE-Hybrid projects with Storage – Success Stories RE+ Thermal – Bidding and Power Procurement Guideline
Discussion points: MNRE RE-RTC policy - Risks associated with RTC Policy and available de-risking options CERC Guidelines on Tariff Based Competitive Bidding Process for Procurement of Round-The Clock Power International best practices towards balancing conventional and RE Generation sources SECI Concept paper on High Performing RE tenders Global Update – RE + Storage Projects RE + Storage Tenders - India Update India RE-Hybrid projects with Storage – Success Stories RE+ Thermal – Bidding and Power Procurement Guideline
Discussion points:1. Quick recap/key takeaways from previous BWG meeting; activities taken forward.2. Battery Transportation and Logistics 3. Opportunities in EV adoption contingent to clarity on, implementation of, key initiatives/announcements of the DHI and MOP 4. EV Charging Infrastructure Integration with RE 5. ES & EV Tender updates
The 7th edition of India e-Mobility Conclave 2020 (IMC 2020) was organized by India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) on August 6, 2020. The full day virtual conference served as a first-of-its-kind day-long conclave, bringing together major stakeholders from the field of transportation, automotive manufacturing, and energy storage industry to deliberate on the roadmap for electric mobility in India and charging infrastructure adoption for the year 2020 and beyond.
Discussion points:1. Overview of EV Charging Standards, by Deepak Kashyap, NXP Semiconductors2. High Energy Density Anodes with Lithium Metal and Pre lithiation, by Sarin Sundar Kuppuswamy, Applied Materials
Discussion points:1. Electric vehicle fire. 2. Feedback on ETD 52.
Discussion points:1. Monthly Policy Priority Tracking sheet – Past months progress and present month status.2. Summary of Policy & Regulatory updates of July Month.3. IESA Policy initiatives.4. Key Transfers/Appointments in the July Month.5. Members policy discussion time.
In reference to an initiative by IESA for its members to support government bodies through discussion and contribution to create robust energy storage & EV policy for India, a kick-off Policy Working Group meeting was held on May 5, 2020. Chaired by Ms Bindu Madhavi, IESA, co-chaired by Mr Shashank Adlakha, Renew Power.

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