IEEMA recently organized “DistribuELEC 2019” event in Mumbai. The event had a series of covenant conferences and panel discussions where extensive deliberations on the Indian power distribution sector took place. This story by Venugopal Pillai, based on views expressed by various speakers at these conferences, attempts to dwell upon key issues affecting the Indian power distribution sector.
Fluence, an energy storage technology company jointly owned by Siemens and AES, was in the news recently as it supplied its “Advancion” technology to India’s first grid-scale battery-based energy storage system. This 10-mw system, owned by AES and Mitsubishi, is located at Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd’s Rohini substation. T&D India caught up with Rupam Raja, Marketing Director — India and Southeast Asia, Fluence Energy, to understand Fluence’s prowess in energy storage. Raja also discusses why India, especially after regulators are seen opening up to new technologies, is a big market for Fluence.