From pv magazine India
An Indian Ministry of Heavy Industries tender to develop 50 GWh of advance-chemistry battery cell manufacturing units in India under its production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme has secured bids for 130 GWh of capacity.
Bids were received from a total of 10 companies, including Reliance New Energy Solar, Hyundai Global Motors, Ola Electric Mobility, Lucas-TVS, Mahindra & Mahindra, Amara Raja Batteries, Exide Industries, Rajesh Exports, Larsen & Toubro, and India Power.
Under the scheme, the selected bidders will have to set up manufacturing facilities within two years from the appointed date. The incentive will be disbursed thereafter over a period of five years on the sale of batteries manufactured in India.
The PLI scheme for battery storage is designed to ensure greater domestic value addition, while at the same time making sure that the levelised cost of battery manufacturing in India is globally competitive.
“This is great news and a major milestone for the Indian energy storage and e-mobility industry,” said Rahul Walawalkar, founder and president, India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA). “IESA was anticipating two to three bids of 15-20GWh, three bids of 10GWh+, and another three to four bids of 5GWH to 10GWh totalling 100GWh+ capacity to be bid in the ACC PLI.”
IESA estimates the annual demand for ACC batteries in India will grow from less than 10GWh currently to more than 50GWh by 2025 and over 150GWh by 2030. Thus, the ACC PLI scheme will be seen as the foundation stone on which India builds a global hub for R&D and the production of advanced energy storage technologies, Walawalkar said.
“ACC PLI program also will kick start investments in the supply chain as the program has a mandate of minimum 60% domestic value addition for receiving the government incentive,” said Debi Prasad Dash, executive director of the India Energy Storage Alliance.
India imports millions of dollars of battery storage equipment per year. If advanced battery storage technologies can be manufactured domestically, the country will be able to significantly reduce its reliance on imports and become a key supplier for advanced storage technologies.
Author: Uma Gupta
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Here we go again… getting India ready to Pollute all over again… as we replace Tail Pipe Pollutions with Toxic Solid Waste from Dead Batteries and use of Polluting Electricity from Fossil/Nuclear Plants… in BEV’s…
As far as Grid Storage is concerned why is NHPC etc… not using the existing 50GW if Hydro Facilities in India to convert to S2S (Sunset To Sunrise) Energy Storage… WITHOUT POLLUTION (from Dead Batteries) or NEW LOCATIONS FOR THIS …. to support The Zero Pollution Solution… generating 18,000TWhrs/yr and needin4,000TWhrs/yr of S2S Energy Storage… by 2050 or earlier…
Now.. this time it is the Ministry of “Heavy Industires” rather than MNRE..SECI… NTPC.. etc..
Are these guys working independently or in cohesion as different parts (organs..??) of the GOI?
IF THERE IS A PLAN TO ELIMINATE POLLUTION (or whatever ME TOO concept of governance by GOI…. like the kids following the Pied Piper) WHY ARE THE THE BABU’S “SELF-DETERMINE” IT IS TOP SECRET AND THE PEOPLE ARE TOO DUMB TO BE TAKEN IN CONFIDENCE… ???
Why is pvmagazine not Demanding such Answers from EAO’s (Elected, Appointed Officials) in India and all over the world….. “Is there a Plan behind all these actions related to Eliminating Pollution .. and what is it” ….. ??? .. and then share it with your readers, viewers, etc… so ALL CAN WORK IN SYNERGY and not in .. Confusion… !!!
Hi Ajay, thanks for your comment! We’ll take it on board in regard to reporting on elected and appointed officials in India. Battery pollution is certainly on our radar and which we’ll continue reporting on in future. Cheers!
India needs 100GWh/yr and increasing that much/yr to at least 1k GWh/yr in 10 yrs for low cost RE, EVs for everyone that needs them.
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