Premiere of Energy Storage India announced for December 2013


The young product family of energy storage conferences and expos has a new member: The first staging of Energy Storage India (ESI) will take place from December 4 – 6, 2013, in Mumbai/India. Messe Düsseldorf will thus add a third event to its successful concept, complementing Energy Storage in Düsseldorf and Energy Storage North America – Conference and Expo (ESNA), of which the premiere is scheduled from September 10 – 12, 2013, in San Jose/California.

As of January 2013, India’s total installed electricity generation capacity was ~212 GW, majority of which comes from conventional thermal power, most of which (~65%) is coal and gas power. Acute shortage in peak demand and energy shortage despite planned and unplanned load – shedding / load regulation resulted in with peak shortage of 14,403 MW (11.1%) in FY 2011 – 12. To overcome these shortages, in recent years, Indian government has been promoting integration of renewable resources with primary focus on wind and solar. India is expected to add 35 GW of wind to the grid in next 5 years and 20 GW of solar by 2020. This is part of the anticipated capacity additions needed in India in the range of 250 – 400 GW by 2030 to enable continued economic growth @ 8% GDP growth.

The advanced energy storage market in India is in its infancy; however it carries significant market potential. Potential drivers for energy storage in India include: Growing supply demand deficit fuelled by delays in large centralized generation projects, arbitrage opportunity between off peak grid electricity (or renewable resources) and diesel generation cost, needs of commercial and industrial customers for power quality and reliability, increasing share of variable renewable resources in the supply mix, congestion in interstate transmission network, introduction of ancillary services fuelled by the reliability concerns on the grid, increasing cost of ownership of traditional lead acid based backup solutions due to frequent replacement needs. The India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) was launched by Customized Energy Solutions in 2012 as a platform to promote Energy Storage and microgrid technologies and their applications in India. IESA does this by creating awareness among various stakeholders to make the Indian industry and power sector more competitive and efficient, and by promoting information exchange between technology providers, project developers and the end users to assist with more informed decision making. According to Dr. Rahul Walawalkar, Executive Director of IESA, “A preliminary analysis done by IESA suggests a technical market potential of over 20 GW during 2013-17 in India.” Major customer segments and their share of the potential market in next 5 years are shown in figure below.

With this tremendous market potential, IESA has partnered with Messe Dusseldorf to bring an outstanding Energy Storage Conference and Expo to India. The inaugural event will be hosted in Mumbai from December 4th-6th, 2013 and will bring together global leaders in energy storage and microgrid solutions together with leading solution providers and stake holders in India. At the accompanying expo, leading global companies will showcase marketable applications and new concepts in the field of energy storage.

Hans Werner Reinhard, Deputy Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, sees immense opportunity in ENERGY STORAGE INDIA: “The market in India is in its infancy, but shows huge potential. Cities in India where the population exceeds a million have no reliable central power supply, which means decentralized solutions for energy generation and storage are the future. During the conference, international energy experts will be able to meet leading Indian energy providers and network operators, with the aim of achieving secure supplies and keeping the costs to industry and consumers as low as possible. The main partners, who have supported the event from the outset, epitomize the highest skill-level and enormous influence.”

The event has strong international partners through strategic partnerships developed by IESA over past year, including international associations such as Electricity Storage Association (ESA), European Energy Storage Association (EASE), China Energy Storage Alliance (CNESA), National Alliance for Advance Battery Technologies (NAATBatt), United States India Business Council (USIBC), California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA) and New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NYBEST) as well as support from leading Indian national associations including Alliance for Energy Efficient Economy in India (AEEE), Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (MCCIA) e About: Customized Energy Solutions, is an energy consulting & services company headquartered at Philadelphia, USA with its India office at Pune. Customized Energy Solutions currently serves over 350 clients around the world with a solutions portfolio across the value chain in the energy industry in various aspects of wholesale electric services, retail electric services, demand response services, natural gas services, renewable energy services, and other consulting needs. Customized Energy Solutions is also leading provider of scheduling and monitoring services to distributed generation facilities including various Renewable, Energy Storage and Demand Response projects as part of over 2500 MW portfolio.

Messe Dusseldorf is one of the worlds’ largest organizers of international trade fairs for the machinery, medical, fashion and leisure industries. With a total exhibition space of 306,000 sqm (of which indoor: 262,700 sqm) in Düsseldorf, the company is one of the largest in the industry. More than 40 annual fairs are staged at the premises in Düsseldorf, including 23 leading events in their respective sectors.

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Contacts: India Energy Storage Alliance, Dr. Rahul Walawalkar, Executive Director, Tel: +1-516-639-5391 / +91-9503031765, Email:

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