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37 minutes | May 16, 2021
Finally, India enters race for Giga factories with ACC Battery PLI scheme
With cabinet approval of Rs. 18,000 Crore for PLI ACC scheme, India looks forward to having its own Giga factories of advanced chemistry cell battery manufacturing. Dr Rahul Walawalkar, President & MD, IESA shares more details on PLI scheme, what is expected from the industry participants, important criteria for selection of companies, how technology partnerships can be done, how money is going to be allocated over 5 years, how Indian companies can do value addition and how R&D will be important part of the journey. He also talks about supply chain for manufacturing, demand forecast, application areas, demand creation as well as recycle & reuse of critical material over time.
26 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
A healthy planet is not an option — it is a necessity
Ms. Karuna Singh, regional director for South Asia and country director, Earth Day Network shares thought behind the 2021 theme ‘’Restore our Earth’’, initiatives by the world’s largest environmental movement, importance of climate literacy, consumer awareness to go for green products, working with agriculture sector, traditional know-how and role of green technologies in restoring our planet. MS. Karuna appeals everyone to act mindfully to contribute and share the knowledge, on the background of Earth Day, 22nd April. Adoption of Green Energy & Clean Transportation can help us mitigate emissions that contribute to the climate change and also address local air quality issues.
38 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
Nexcharge- Early mover of lithium battery manufacturing in India
Mr Stefan Louis, CEO & CTO of Exide Leclanche JV – Nexcharge shares background of the partnership, various company product offerings for eMobility, Industry & Utilities Application, challenges in building team, skill development initiatives, R&D efforts, his views on PLI scheme, importance of safety & standards. He also talks about the strategy of ''technology ownership'' and smart solutions by Nexcharge.
32 minutes | Mar 13, 2021
Celebrating women’s contribution in Clean Energy Transition
IESA ‘’Women in Energy’’ initiative is for Connecting, Educating, Inspiring, Networking & Empowering Women in #CleanEnergy transition and especially promoting this participation in the emerging areas of advanced energy storage technologies as well as eMobility sector in India. In this special episode, Dr Shalini Sarin shares her own experience of being part of energy sector for over 3 decades, Social impact of women empowerment, importance of women entrepreneurship, training & linking CSR activities to livelihood of the communities. She talks about the program on women e-Rickshaw entrepreneurs and her new start-up venture in eMobility sector. She advises young entrepreneurs to focus & be competent on what they are good at and collaborate with other ecosystem partners instead of doing everything themselves. Dr Shalini also recommends a book ‘’Price of Inequality’ to our listeners.
12 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
Is this the right time to scale up eMobility in India?
As the fuel prices are reaching a new high every day, it is high time for us to think and take actions to help reduce the dependence on imported fuel. Government is facilitating the eMobility transition by various supportive programs, policies & awareness campaigns like ''Go Electric''. The introduction of green tax along with approval to the scrappage policy is in line with various other initiatives undertaken by the Government for curbing pollution. With the introduction of EV adopter’s Circle, India Energy Storage Alliance is supporting corporates to adopt emobility & setting up EV charging Infrastructure. IESA is providing complete 360-degree overview of eMobility sector in the upcoming India eMobility Conclave on 25th February, bringing all the stakeholders to the unique platform to connect, share & network.
40 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
Okaya Power: Emerging Leader in EV Charing Infrastructure in India
‘’ Change has been a factor of motivation for all the family members’’, says Mr Anshul Gupta, Director-Okaya Power group, one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of EV charging stations, lithium-ion batteries and lead acid batteries in India. Anshul shares companies’ efforts & strategy towards indigenization to reduce the reliance on imported products, focus on internal R&D, companies roadmap of setting up EV charging stations across the country, as well as brining new innovative products to the market. Anshul also shared the journey of Okaya group from humble beginning around 3 decades ago to becoming multi billionaire group today.
43 minutes | Jan 10, 2021
Toyota's journey from Hybrids to Zero Emission Vehicle
Mr Vikar Gulati, Country Head & Senior Vice President at Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private limited, shares insight on Toyota's journey from hybrids to plan on moving to zero emission vehicles. He talk about Toyota's plan & commitment for 'Make in India'. He also shares his views on tax policies and vision about transition towards sustainable mobility. India Energy Storage Alliance is working on enabling faster adoption of eMobility in India using all types of electric vehicles including battery electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.
8 minutes | Dec 31, 2020
2020 learnings: Embrace humanity & sustainability
2020 learnings: Embrace humanity & sustainability! Don’t Take Anything for Granted. It is easy to assume that things will go in a certain way and to take granted what we have. We should take out moments to Appreciate everything that we have and be grateful. We will emerge stronger as a community and the coming decade will help us move towards the more sustainable environmental goals. Wishing all our listeners Happy, Healthy New Year! Stay connected, Stay Safe!!
17 minutes | Dec 12, 2020
Unique opportunity for Energy Storage Innovators to receive $50,000 UNIDO grant for beta deployments in India
UNIDO has launched 2020 innovation challenge in the “Electrical Energy Storage Devices & Systems” vertical under The Facility for Low Carbon Technology Deployment (FLCTD) programme on 1st November. PLUSS advanced technologies, one of the winners of UNIDO’s 2018 challenge under space conditioning category of FLCTD program, shares experience of being a part of the program, how program helped them demonstrate their technology and boost the confidence, got exposure to larger market segment in India and overseas. The program also helped them build credibility and confidence to the future adopters. The last date of application is 18th December, 2020 Application Link : https://www.low-carbon-innovation.org/electrical-energy-storage?
15 minutes | Nov 30, 2020
India’s step towards becoming a Global manufacturing hub of battery technology
India Energy Storage Alliance thanks NITI Aayog & congratulates Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog for the leadership role in shaping the National Mission for Transformative Mobility and National Programme for Advanced Chemistry Cell Battery Storage Manufacturing. ''Energy storage is emerged as Indispensable technology disruption....The next wave of job growth in energy sector is in energy storage as it will transform many sectors like mobility, grid stability, consumer electronics etc....'' says Mr Amitabh Kant at IESA Industry Excellence Award Ceremony. NITI Aayog has floated draft model bid documents for setting up ACC (Advanced Chemistry Cell) units in India under the Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme. IESA is collating the comments from IESA members and all stakeholders on the draft bid, which will be submitted to NITI Aayog in the first week of December.
18 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
Applied Materials: driving innovation in every part of our life
Dr Ashwini Aggarwal, Director, Applied Materials India shares insights from the World’s largest tool maker/ equipment semiconductor company. Do join India Energy Storage Week, starting from 2nd November to get 360 degree overview of energy storage & EV in India. Register at www.indiaesa.info
35 minutes | Oct 15, 2020
Kick starting deployment of innovative ESS technologies in India with UNIDO’s Innovation Challenge
Mr Sandeep Tondon, National Programme Manager at UNIDO, shares insights about UNIDO’s innovation challenge. The winners get opportunity to receive financial support of upto $50,000, for the industry validation of ESS & eMobility solutions, which will help them move closer to the commercialization. Also at India Energy Storage Week, IESA start-up competition winners will get opportunity to present at the investment summit on 6th November. Please check the details.
21 minutes | Sep 19, 2020
What to expect from World Energy Storage Day Global conference?
Covid-19 pandemic has been a big eye opener for the entire world. Everyone learned that we do not have to always look for incremental change but can adopt to drastic changes as well. Energy Storage & eMobility topics are very much relevant in today's scenario. The WESD Global virtual conference gives opportunity to all the stakeholders hear from thought leaders across the world, sharing their experiences, their vision & goals. This will be the platform for collaboration to accelerate the adoption as well as exchange ideas beyond the boundaries of countries and continents. Be the part of this transition towards greener grid & cleaner air !! Join us for the WESD at https://worldenergystorageday.dreamcast.in/
34 minutes | Sep 2, 2020
Zero emission Aviation by ZeroAvia with hydrogen fuelled electric flights
Val Miftakhov, Founder & CEO of ZeroAvia, shares about their first successful test flight of a commercial grade electric plane based on hydrogen fuelled powertrains - that moves the possibility of zero emission flight closer to reality. Also get ready to be a part of the Global marathon event & expo on the ‘’World Energy Storage Day’’ on 22nd September.
44 minutes | Aug 22, 2020
Recycling the critical materials in lithium batteries by Li-Cycle Corporation
Mr Ajay Kochhar; Co-founder, President and CEO of Li-Cycle Corporation talks about the circular economy of batteries and shares insights on a unique process that allows for the recovery over 95% of all battery-grade materials found in li-ion batteries and how do they manage to recycle any kind of li-ion battery, irrespective of the battery chemistry, previous application, form factor, and size. Also for the global insights on the policy, technology and business landscape on ESS & EV, tune in for The World Energy Storage Day on 22nd September!!
45 minutes | Aug 4, 2020
Insights from building GE’s global research center in India
Mr Alok Nanda, CEO for GE India Technology Center & CTO of GE South Asia shares insights about GE’s first largest global lab outside USA – John F Welch Technology Center, Bangalore. With 3800 plus total patents & contributing to many bests in class products by GE; JFWTC is a power-house of talented pool of people. According to Mr Nanda, government should trust industries and provide funding for industry led research, to come up with the cutting-edge world-class technology from India.
52 minutes | Jul 22, 2020
Success story of building a strong establishment of Indian manufacturing setup: SWELECT
Mr R Chellappan, Founder & Managing director SWELECT (earlier Numeric Group) shares his 35+ years remarkable journey of building strong establishment of Indian manufacturing setup & going beyond Indian boundaries. He talked about state-of-the-art solar module manufacturing facility and the quality product manufacturing which is in line with Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. He also talked about the competition with imported solar PV modules & recommended some policy changes around promoting manufacturing in India. His advice to start-ups working in hardware sector is to try to get into complex power converter modules. Listen in the full interview.
30 minutes | Jul 3, 2020
Experience of India’s first inter city Electric Bus Operator
Mr Prasanna Patwardhan (CMD, Prasanna Purple Mobility & President BOCI) shared his experience about operating electric buses in two cities and India’s first Inter city Electric Bus. He talked about some of the challenges with financing & infrastructure availability. According to him, Economic case for EV adoption for buses is already strong if the per day driving distance is around 400KM and above. He sets the vision to operate electric buses wherever it makes economic sense.
19 minutes | Jun 10, 2020
Clean Mobility during COVID-19
With COVID-19, automotive industry has received a major jolt and new car sales over past 3 months have dropped sharply around the world. As we start the recovery from the lockdown, response of users could shape the way EV landscapes evolves in India over next year. Mr O P Agarwal, CEO, WRI shares his perspectives on Clean mobility mission along with Clean Energy mission in India, on the background of COVID-19.
27 minutes | May 18, 2020
Story of Jeevtronics start-up: Disruptive Cardiac Innovation
Childhood teaching of selfless activity & Prof C K Pralhad’s classes while doing MBA motivated Ashish & Anirudhha to work for ‘’Bottom of the Pyramid’’ class of India, leaving behind their job in USA. Know more about their start-up Jeevtronics with India’s first lowest cost, dual powered, most reliable hospital grade defibrillator. The defibrillator is capable of functioning without electricity or battery anywhere, which makes a strong case for rural India, Ambulances on the roads as well as African countries. They mention the importance of good mentors in the start-up journey. IESA is working on launching virtual accelerator, so that we can provide regular mentoring and hand holding support to the start-ups. Would you like to join select pool of mentors or early investors?
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