The structural realignment of the energy infrastructure in India is the focus of the 2nd ENERGY STORAGE INDIA Conference & Expo, taking place from December 4 - 5, 2014 in New Delhi. With the main focus on new technologically and economically viable energy storage and microgrid technologies, the Conference & Expo will systematically present a selection of practical applications and pioneering solutions while illustrating the necessary political conditions. On December 3, one day before the start of the Expo, visitors and exhibitors can take part in the introductory workshops of the Conference. The Conference will be held at the Kempinski Ambience Hotel.
ENERGY STORAGE INDIA 2014 is jointly organized by Messe Düsseldorf India and the India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA), an initiative by Customized Energy Solutions for the promotion of energy storage and microgrid technologies. The Conference & Expo is supported by numerous international associations and partners. ENERGY STORAGE INDIA Conference & Expo is a member of Messe Düsseldorf’s WORLD OF ENERGY STORAGE product family. The successful concept of conference and expo on the subject of energy storage has already been implemented in five countries (China, Germany, India, Japan and the U.S.) in cooperation with expert partners in the respective regions.
After China, India is the most populated nation in the world, with a total population of almost 1.3billion. Providing access to reliable power and power quality for all is a major challenge. In the Smart Grid Vision and Roadmap, the Ministry of Power has set a goal for electrification of all households with minimum 8 hours of power availability. This will require providing electricity to over 400 million people currently not connected to the grid. Installing technologically and economically viable storage solutions is of crucial importance. While developments are still in their infancy, the market has tremendous potential. Last year, India assumed a pioneering role in the deployment of advanced energy storage systems, particularly for decentralized applications with over $300 million spent on Li-Ion battery systems for telecom towers. Apart from the 600,000 telecom towers, India is also planning to install 26 million solar powered water pumps in the coming decade. Over the next two years, the government will install the first pilot grid scale energy storage plants and plans for a major implementation of this technology are to be completed by 2022. By 2020, India plans to install additional 30 GW of energy harnessed from wind power and 20 GW from solar power into the national grid.
ENERGY STORAGE INDIA 2014 will be an ideal platform for companies interested in detailed information about the requirements of the Indian market and provides the opportunity to present the company’s own products to a specialist audience while establishing new business partnerships. The Conference & Expo will bring together different interest groups and boost the competitive strength and efficiency of India’s industry by promoting the exchange of information between technology providers, project developers and consumers. Among the main subjects addressed by the Conference & Expo will be issues such as the national and international legal conditions, the integration of renewable energy, off-grid applications, microgrids, smart grids, electro mobility and the protection of critical infrastructures. International experts are invited to submit their papers.
The premiere staging of ENERGY STORAGE INDIA Conference & Expo in December 2013 attracted 300 delegates from twelve countries and 14 exhibitors presented innovative technologies and applications. The event helped to advance the dialogue for rapid energy storage and microgrid development in India by bringing together various technology developers with potential partners, policy makers and key customers.