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Learn about India’s current and future business models for energy storage

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With the recent launch of the “Guidelines for Procurement and Utilisation of Battery Energy Storage Systems” by the Ministry of Power and the launch of multiple large-scale storage tenders, India is on the verge of becoming a major global hub for energy storage. The Indian government is putting significant effort into developing the energy storage sector, recognising its vital role in supporting the country’s transition to greener electricity.

Three speakers will take part in this webinar, providing insights into this fast-moving sector and the exciting opportunities it presents.

Firstly, Dr Walawalkar will give a background on India’s energy storage development strategy. He will also discuss the latest regulatory changes and how these will impact the sector’s development.

Secondly, Dr. Reddy will provide an insight into the latest SECI 500MW standalone energy storage tender. He will also discuss SECI’s strategy around energy storage.

Finally, Rachel Locquet will summarise what we have heard and quantify current and future revenue streams for storage in India, also commenting on associated business cases.


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  • Guest speaker
    Rachel Locquet Energy storage and Hydrogen Analyst @ Clean Horizon

    Rachel is a graduate of the Institut d'Optique Graduate School and Imperial College London. During her master thesis, she proposed a method for electrification of the Batticaloa region in Sri Lanka based on techno-economic optimization. At Clean Horizon, Rachel works on the optimization and techno-economic analysis of energy systems (storage, renewable energies, hydrogen) as well as the associated business models. She also conducts market studies for various European countries and keeps track of the South Asian countries' energy storage market.

  • Guest speaker
    Dr. Bharath Reddy Additional general manager @ Solar Energy Corporation of India

    Dr. Reddy has wide experience in Solar Photovoltaics in both technical and commercial areas. He has completed MSC, PhD from at Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati. Before joining SECI he has worked at Sujana Energy Limited, Hyderabad as Technical head, Moser Baer India Limited, Greater Noida as R&D Manager, National University of Singapore and IIT Chennai as Post-doctoral researcher. He has published more than 20 research publications and granted with 2 patents. Currently he is working as AGM (Solar) and Head, technical department at SECI, and taking care of the technical aspects of all types of solar PV systems, Solar projects with storage, Solar-wind hybrid projects, innovative RE projects etc.

  • Team member
    Andy Colthorpe Editor @ Solar Media /

    Editor and lead journalist for, covering the global industry for a business audience.

  • Guest speaker
    Dr. Rahul Walawalkar Founder and President @ India Energy Storage Alliance

    Dr. Rahul Walawalkar leads the Emerging Technologies domain for Customized Energy Solutions globally, which under his leadership has emerged as a thought leader in the areas of energy storage, renewables, demand response, electric vehicles, and smart grid technologies. A strong votary of improving energy storage and e-mobility in India, Rahul founded the India Energy Storage Alliance in 2012 and continues to serve as its President. He served as board member for Energy Storage Association, USA during 2009-15 and as the Chair for Global Energy Storage Alliance during 2018-20.

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