The Ministry of Power (MoP) has notified the Electricity (Amendment) Rules, 2022.

India has charted ambitious goals for its energy transition. These include achieving 50% cumulative electric power installed capacity from non-fossil fuel-based energy resources. Additionally, it has committed to reducing the emissions intensity of its GDP by 45% (compared to 2005 levels), also by 2030.

India is forecasted to account for 40% of the world’s additional energy demand by 2040 and plans to meet a large majority of this growing energy demand from renewable energy sources. Energy storage is vital for managing the expected supply and demand variability increase.

This issue brief outlines the contours of a sourcing strategy for India to secure access to critical non-fuel minerals for either sectoral or economy-wide requirements, using the case study of the indigenisation of battery energy storage manufacturing to illustrate various facets.

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued the draft Electricity (Amendment) Rules, 2022. The MoP has suggested creating a central pool of renewable energy sources from which an intermediary company will procure power to be supplied to an entity that will undertake distribution and retail supply to more than one state.

This publication highlights lessons from 26 case studies in the Cook Islands and Tonga. It provides recommendations on improving the implementation of battery energy storage and renewable energy-based hybrid electricity systems.

Two standalone energy storage system (ESS) tenders by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and NTPC will augment the country’s energy storage capacity by 1 gigawatt (GW)/4 gigawatt-hours (GWh) and create further opportunities in the Indian ESS market, according to this new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analys

Energy storage can bring many benefits to electricity systems, including enhanced grid reliability, efficiency, and flexibility. It will also be a key enabler of mass decarbonization and climate change mitigation, facilitating the expansion of variable renewable energy sources such as wind and solar while ensuring grid security.

As countries progress towards a clean and sustainable future, Energy Storage Systems (ESS) can play a critical role in serving key energy end-uses in an energy secure and environmentally benign manner.

CSE believes that given the encouraging projections of growth of BTM technologies, that are ushering in a consumer-centric clean energy transition, we need to lay down robust and sustainable principles for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in the sector.