Role of Battery Energy Storage in India’s Renewables Sector

The 'Mercom India Solar Summit 2023' will be held in New Delhi on April 26-27


Affordable battery energy storage is the missing piece in making renewable energy reliable and round-the-clock as the capacity continues to grow in India.

Energy storage is a pivotal technology that enables continuous energy supply of renewables. Its usage extends beyond the mere storage of renewable energy during times of high demand – it also contributes to the stability and resilience of power grids. In addition, deploying energy storage systems can eliminate the need for additional transmission and distribution infrastructure. Some long-duration energy storage technologies offer the added advantage of providing synchronous inertia, which is indispensable for ensuring grid stability and reliable 24/7 clean energy.

To discuss the crucial role of battery energy storage in streamlining the development and deployment of renewable energy in India, industry experts will join us at the Mercom India Renewables Summit 2023, an exclusive two-day clean energy event on April 26 and April 27, to be hosted in New Delhi.

The session titled ‘Role of Energy Storage in Making Renewables Mainstream’ will be held on April 26.

The panelists in the session will primarily dissect the long-duration energy storage market in India and the available choices for the most efficient and cost-effective commercial technologies.

Priyadarshini Sanjay, Managing Director, Mercom India, will moderate the session.

The speakers for the panel are A.K. Sinha, Assistant General Manager, Solar Energy Corporation of India; Rupam Raja, Chief Commercial Officer, Fluence India; Brahmendra Thakur, Director, Energy, and Distributed Infrastructure; Black & Veatch, and Cyriac Loyola, Customer Project Manager; SMA Solar India.

The panelists will also discuss the policies for developing energy storage in India, and possible amendments needed to enable round-the-clock renewable energy supply across sectors in the country.

According to the Central Electricity Authority, India’s estimated installed base capacity of energy storage by 2029-30 is likely to grow to 27 GW of battery storage (four hours) and 10 GW (six to eight hours) of the pump storage system.

The government has also recognized the prominence of storage in making renewables the primary source of energy and released Energy Storage Obligation in this direction until the financial year 2029-30.

Register to attend the event here.


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