Sep 22, 2020

A Virtual Panel Discussion on World Energy Storage Day
In partnership with World Resources Institute (WRI) India

Advancing strategic investments in rural energy storage systems
Join the discussion to learn more about the key strategic investments that India should make in the rural energy storage sector, with regard to policy related regulations, infrastructure requirements, behavioral change and technology advancements that will largely impact the safety and sustainability of society.

Date & Time:

Sep 22, 2020 7:00pm IST

8:30pm IST

Energy storage is one of the most critical and crucial components to rural India’s energy infrastructure strategy and it is a must to sustain the transformation from fossil to renewable energy . Along with the adoption of cost competitive technologies suitable for Indian conditions, there is also a dire need to regulate the use of energy storage systems.

Our expert panel for this discussion includes:

  • Ms. Aparna Mangala: Regional Manager, Shell Foundation
  • Mr. Jayesh Ranjan: Secretary, Information Technology (IT); Government of Telangana
  • Mr. Rajnath Ram: Adviser (Energy), Niti Aayog
  • Mr. Reji Kumar Pillai: President - India Smart Grid Forum and Chairman – Global Smart Grid Federation
  • Mr. Ruchir Shulka: Director, Electric Vehicles Program at Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation
  • Dr. Tom Chapin: Vice President – Research, Underwriters Laboratories

The conversation will be moderated by Mr. O.P. Agarwal, CEO, WRI India.

During this online event, the panel will deliberate on:

  • How can we revolutionize the energy storage systems to make business models sustainable?
  • What regulatory framework should be used to scale solutions?
  • As we accelerate the pace of renewable energy adoption what safety parameters should be kept in mind?
  • How do we bridge the gap between electricity access and other development priorities?
  • What will it take to build a clean energy storage system that will be an active contributor for rejuvenating rural economy?

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