IESA in association with United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) organized a webinar on 8th Dec 2020 where UNIDO shared about the launch of "The Facility of Low Carbon Deployment" Innovation Challenge for the year 2020 with the vision to identify high-impact emerging Start-ups and thereby support them for technology validation and market access. This year onwards, Electrical Energy Storage has been recognized as an emerging sector for innovation and has been introduced as a vertical for the Innovation Challenge. The session delivered an introduction about the Innovation challenge, the eligibility criteria for Start-ups, the program objective and structure along with the benefits offered, its process for application of the challenge and its M&V process involved. UNIDO has initiated this project with an objective to address technology gaps through use of energy efficiency technologies and support the deployment and scale-up. The project is being implemented in collaboration with the Bureau of Energy of Efficiency (BEE) and is supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
Discussion Points: Thermal Management of Li-ion Batteries" by Dr. Ajay Krishnan Muralidharan, Applications Engineer, COMSOL India TWG Structure and Planning for 2021" by Dr. Satyajit Phadke , Manager R&D, CES India  
Discussion Points: Enabling Economic Development through decentralized small scale industries in rural India by Nitin Akhade, Consultant- Rural Electrification & Livelihoods, CES-India. Recycling of lithium-ion batteries by Abhishek Kumar, Chief Manager – Technology, Fortum India Pvt. Ltd.
Discussion Points: Discussion on National Programme on Advance Chemistry Cell Battery Storage under PLI Scheme, Niti Aayog Draft Bid Documents Guidelines for Tariff Based Competitive Bidding Process for procurement of power from Grid Connected Wind Solar Hybrid Projects Amendments to the Guidelines for Tariff Based Competitive Bidding Process for Procurement of Round-The Clock Power from Grid Connected Renewable Energy Power Projects, complemented with Power from Coal Based Thermal Power Projects MNRE Concept note for development of wind park I wind solar hybrid park Reaching out to CERC officials - planning & communication Telangana EV Policy Delhi EV Policy – inclusion of E-cycles Inter-Ministerial Committee: Capital Goods sector
IESA in association with United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) organized a webinar on 23rd November 2020 where UNIDO shared about the launch of "The Facility of Low Carbon Deployment" Innovation Challenge for the year 2020 with the vision to identify high-impact emerging Start-ups and thereby support them for technology validation and market access. This year onwards, Electrical Energy Storage has been recognized as an emerging sector for innovation and has been introduced as a vertical for the Innovation Challenge. The session delivered an introduction about the Innovation challenge, the eligibility criteria for Start-ups, the program objective and structure along with the benefits offered, its process for application of the challenge and its M&V process involved. UNIDO has initiated this project with an objective to address technology gaps through use of energy efficiency technologies and support the deployment and scale-up. The project is being implemented in collaboration with the Bureau of Energy of Efficiency (BEE) and is supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
Discussion points: Quick recap of the last Meeting Draft letter w.r.t Raw materials for ES technologies and applications in terms of taxes and duties based on Members' survey Members' attendance: Quick introduction/updates Approval of National Program for Advanced Chemistry Cell Battery Storage under PLI program, Discussion on the Draft Model Bid Document Update on UNIDO Innovation Challenge ES and EV Tender Updates
Discussion points:1. Electrochemical Analysis - High fidelity Approach.2. Future of Energy Storage Systems: Batteries, SOFC and Hydrogen Storage.
Discussion points:• Key takeaways from previous meeting, draft letter to address the industry feedbacks on PMP.• EV Penetration in the Automotive sector.• Handmade Dil Se, Mr Ram NK, Habba.org, Rang De.• Revised deadlines on the recent PMP notifications for components.• Update on India Energy Storage Week 2020.• ES & EV Tender updates.
Discussion Points PWG Meeting Recap DRAFT ELECTRICITY (CHANGE IN LAW, MUST-RUN STATUS and Other matters) RULES 2020 Public Procurement Preference (linked with local content) in respect of Power Sector – Revision Public Procurement (Preference (linked with local content) in respect of Renewable Energy Sector. RFP for Developing Institutional Framework for implementing One Sun One World One Grid. MoRTH notification: Standards for Safety Evaluation of H-Fuel cell-based vehicles Phased Manufacturing Programme (PMP) for xEV Parts for eligibility under FAME-India Scheme-II Letter to PMO on expediting launch of Advanced Chemistry Cell Giga Factory Manufacturing Plan. Industry Collation Support Letter to PMO India Energy storage Week (IESW) – 2nd – 6th November 2020  
Discussion points: Preparation of Vision document for setting up a Storage Target for India IESA Letter to MNRE – Inclusion of storage in upcoming Solar Park Scheme MOP Seeking comments on Draft Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Amendment Rules, 2021 IESA comments on Draft Electricity (Promoting renewable energy through Green Energy Open Access) Rules, 2021 Extension of Pilot on Security Constrained Economic Dispatch (SCED)- Detailed Feedback report of POSOCO on SCED Ministry of Power Redesigns Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) Mechanism Procedure for RE (Wind & Solar) Generation in the Maharashtra State BESS Project Announcements from MOP during WESD Government Notifies PLI Scheme for Automobile & Auto components CESL Grand Challenge for deployment of E-BUSES
This month’s Technology working group meeting was scheduled on 8 September.   Discussion points:  1) ''How to Effectively Estimate Parameters for Battery Modelling?'' 2) Application of Phase Change Materials (PCM) in battery thermal management.  
This month’s Technology working group meeting was scheduled on 8 September. Discussion points:  1) ''How to Effectively Estimate Parameters for Battery Modelling?'' 2) Application of Phase Change Materials (PCM) in battery thermal management.  
The webinar on new member orientation and induction was scheduled today, 27 August from 3: 30 – 4: 30 PM IST. This webinar was conceptualized to familiarize new and existing members with various onboarding formalities, website login, working group meeting schedule, webinars, training programs, events and conference calendar, IESA product store, communication and outreach activities, and various other benefits including Storage IQ, Industry Reports and Knowledge Paper access.
In line with the Policy Working Group (PWG) meetings, a discussion was held on August 4, 2020, under the chairpersonship of Ms Bindu Madhavi, IESA and co-chairmanship of Mr Rahul Jain. Wherein, an elaborative discussion was carried out on the priorities enlisted during the first meeting of the PWG. Besides, various central and state level updates were discussed along with the IESA’s sectoral communication with different ministries/ departments.
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.

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