Abstract: Opportunities in India for energy storage and electric vehicles, and the country’s proposed National Mission for Transformative Mobility, are the subjects of this interactive, open-ended talk. The Indian government has approved the National Mission for Transformative Mobility and Energy Storage, which includes a major component for research and development as well as manufacturing. The India Energy Storage Alliance has been working closely with key government stakeholders, including the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, the National Institution for Transforming India, the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Heavy Industries as well as key private-sector organizations looking to invest in the program.
Bio: Rahul Walawalkar is president of the India Energy Storage Alliance and chair of the Global Energy Storage Alliance. He is also president and managing director of Customized Energy Solutions India, Pvt Ltd. He leads the emerging technologies practice for customized energy solutions globally with a focus on energy storage, renewables, demand response, and smart-grid technologies as well as international markets. He has been involved in evaluating economics of emerging technologies in deregulated electricity markets since 2004. His activities cover a complete range of smart grid, demand response, microgrid and energy storage technologies.