Energy storage is key to both effective integration of renewable energy systems with the electricity grid, and accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). This brief discusses the technological trends in lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries, and assesses the energy storage needs of the Indian power and transportation sectors.

The government released the final guidelines to promote development of pumped storage projects in the country as they are non-polluting and more environmentally friendly. The guidelines have been finalised after receiving suggestions from stakeholders, according to a power ministry notification.

Energy Transition entails an increasing presence of variable & intermittent Renewable Energy Sources (VRES) like solar & wind in the energy mix. This presents a grid-level challenge, that would require incentivization of technologies offering storage & ancillary services attributes.

Scaling and stabilising lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing in India is critical to India realising its decarbonisation goals. This issue brief deconstructs the lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing process, estimates the material and finance requirements, and offers a blueprint for a possible indigenisation strategy.

Scaling and stabilising lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing in India is critical to India realising its decarbonisation goals. This issue brief deconstructs the lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing process, estimates the material and finance requirements, and offers a blueprint for a possible indigenisation strategy.

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.

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