Dr. Rahul Walawalkar

Will India have greater success with manufacturing when it comes to energy storage?

The ongoing global economic crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic has raised concerns about India’s dependence on imports and strongly put the case for encouraging domestic manufacturing in the country. Though, the government also aimed to support the industry but the road towards this is filled with lot of challenges, which needs to be sorted […]

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IESA, C-MET Conducted India’s 1st Li-Ion Cell Fabrication, Battery Testing Workshop

With an aim to initiate the process of starting Li-Ion battery manufacturing in the country, India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA), India’s one of the leading alliance on energy storage and e-mobility, jointly with Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET) has organized India’s first 2-day training workshop for Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) cell fabrication and battery […]

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Energy Storage Industry Sees New Opportunities in Sitharaman’s Budget 2020

Welcoming the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s Union Budget 2020, which was tabled in the parliament today, the energy storage industry body India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) has sought numerous opportunities in this year’s Budget for the energy storage sector. From Sitharaman’s second Union Budget, the energy storage industry analyzed that it will not only provide […]

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Energy Storage Industry Seeks Relief in Sitharaman’s Budget 2020

Powered by expectations of favourable Budget from the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1, the energy storage industry body India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) has provided its recommendations for the upcoming Union Budget 2020. From Sitharaman’s second Union Budget, the energy storage industry is expecting various measures including cut in goods and services tax […]

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Viz-A-Viz with Dr. Rahul Walawalkar, Executive Director | India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA)

High Time for Policymakers to take Decisive Action If we really want to tap into the country’s estimated 300GWh of storage opportunity in the next four years for domestic manufacturing, this is high time for policymakers to take decisive action, believes Dr. Rahul Walawalkar, Executive Director, India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA), a membership driven alliance […]

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Proposed No Road Tax, Green Permit Issuance for EVs: Amitabh Kant

“For India to successfully move away from fossil-fuel dependence oil companies should become the energy companies of the future,” he said. There should be no road tax for electric vehicles (EVs) and green permit should also be issued for EVs, said Amitabh Kant, Chief Executive Officer, NITI Aayog. Speaking at the Make in India session […]

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Global Energy Storage Alliance Appoints Dr. Rahul Walawalkar as Chairman

The appointment was announced at the GESA board meeting held this month in Pasadena, California, USA. Dr. Rahul Walawalkar, Executive Director of India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) has been appointed as the Chair of Global Energy Storage Alliance (GESA) for two years. GESA is a consortium of six different energy storage alliances co-founded in 2014 […]

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