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IESW 2024: Energy storage players share their learnings & strategy

The second session on Day 3 at India Energy Storage Week 2024 shed light on Energy Storage Tenders and Projects in India. The session examined key learnings from operational BESS projects in India, upcoming tenders and projects, the key bottlenecks in project development, and learning from the global projects.

Rupam Raja, Chief Commercial Officer, Fluence India touched upon Fluence's track-record of emerging as a top bankable corporation with experience of building BESS projects from 1-hour duration to 5-hours duration. He examined Fluence BESS Project in Rohini, New Delhi since 2019 which has been a pioneering BESS project in India.

Adam Bloom, CEO, Edina commented that as more renewables get integrated on the grid there will be a need for energy storage systems. "Systems integration and interfacing both will be key," Bloom underscored. With 80MWh completed and over 100MWe in the pipeline in the UK Bloom added that the main project development considerations remain: performance, degradation, warranty, and health & safety.

Sai Charan Kuppili, Technical Director, South & Central Asia, Jinko Solar Co., Ltd, shared Jinko Solar's discussed the company's expansion strategy into ESS and cell manufacturing. The company is looking at becoming a comprehensive solution provider from cells, ESS provider to an integrator. For ESS, we will be manufacturing our own cell in a matter of one-to-two quarter, Kuppili said, with a plan to introduce to own sodium cells 2025 onwards.

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