International Conference on Battery and Pumped Hydro Energy Storage


In association with Powergrid, GETCO, Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), Energy Storage Alliance, IEEMA and the Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF) Support Office, the Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) and CIGRE-India jointly organised the International Conference on Energy Storage at SCOPE Convention Centre in New Delhi, which was attended by more than 250 participants. The main purpose of holding this conference was to provide a forum for open discussions and exchange of information on the latest state of the art technology in storage and relevance for India, and to come out with recommendations on the subject. The inaugural event was addressed among others by the Chairman of Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), Chairman of Central Electricity Authority (CEA) and Joint Secretary (Hydro) of Ministry of Power, Government of India. Joint Secretary (Hydro), Shri A. Kumar referred to the importance of the MOP-CEA draft report on optimal generation capacity mix for 2029-30 available on the website of CEA for comments from stakeholders.

Speaking of the Energy Transition in the Indian context, Shri A. Kumar complimented IGEF for successfully facilitating the flexibility pilot in NTPC Dadri power unit and further acknowledged the joint efforts taken by the Government of India and the Government of Germany. To read more on PSP Hydro “Modelling investment potential for pumped storage hydropower (PSP) projects for optimization and grid balancing” click here.