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Sector Invites Cabinet Approval for PLI Scheme for ACC Battery Storage



Sector Invites Cabinet Approval for PLI Scheme for ACC Battery Storage

May 14, 2021 01:38 PM ET

  1. IESA and also its member companies have actually invited the Cabinet's approval of the PLI Scheme on Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Battery Storage

India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA), India’s leading alliance on energy storage & e-mobility as well as its member firms have welcomed the Cabinet’s approval on the proposal by the Department of Heavy Industry for application of the Manufacturing Connected Motivation (PLI) Scheme on Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Battery Storage’ for achieving production ability of 50 GWh of ACC as well as 5 GWh of “Niche” ACC with an outlay of Rs 18,100 crore.

ACCs are the new generation of advanced storage technologies that can keep electrical energy either as electrochemical or as chemical energy and transform it back to electric energy as and when required. Consumer electronic devices, electric vehicles, advanced electrical power grids, solar roof, etc. which are major battery consuming industries are anticipated to attain robust development in the coming years. It is expected that the leading battery innovations will certainly manage several of the world’s biggest development sectors.

Chairing the Cabinet instruction, Union Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Prakash

Javadekar claimed “The Union Cabinet has taken a huge choice to make the imagine Make in India. Everybody understands how much battery storage is very important. Today, numerous points are stuck due to an absence of battery storage. India imports Rs 20,000 crore of battery devices from outdoors. In such a scenario, the federal government has actually currently announced Manufacturing Linked Reward (PLI), as a result of which the import will certainly be minimized. ACC battery storage will certainly be made in India. To promote the ‘Make in India’ initiative, National Programme on Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Battery Storage is expected to bring in investment of Rs 45,000 crore. This will give a boost to electric lorries, electrical movement in the country. Durable batteries as well as rapid charging batteries are the requirement of the hr.”

Inviting the approval, Dr. Rahul Walawalkar, Head of state, IESA claimed, “On behalf of India Energy Storage Alliance and also its member business I wish to thank NITI Aayog group, Division of Heavy Industries (DHI), Head Of State Narendra Modi, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar, Government officials and also the energy storage community for introducing this program. This is a dream come to life for IESA team, who has actually been working hard given that 2016 for bringing emphasis to innovative manufacturing abilities and thinks that India has the possible to become an R&D & producing center of innovative energy storage innovations.

” The approval of ACC programme will certainly enable Indian conglomerate to take the first action to enter into the international innovative battery production ecological community and draw in worldwide technology leaders and capitalists to purchase India. ACC batteries will be important for India’s energy safety and security in the coming decade offered their function in making it possible for renewable combination as well as e-mobility transition. This is due time to make India Aatmanirbhar and also reduce dependancy on various other nations.”

Last month, IESA wrote a letter to the PMO asking for to quicken the launch of the Advanced Chemistry Cell– Gigafactory Production Strategy and also requesting steps for need development. To recognize even more details regarding the ACC program, IESA had actually organized a webinar in Nov’ 2020 where Niti Aayog had actually signed up with in addition to Sector experts as well as government representatives and went over the information regarding the program, application procedure, eligibility criteria and incentive information.

Vijayanand Samudrala, Chief Executive Officer, Amara Raja Group, a participant of the IESA and a technology leader and among the biggest manufacturers of lead-acid batteries for both commercial and also automobile applications in the Indian storage battery industry, said “India is at essential time and area in the transformative trip to E-Mobility eco-system. Developing domestic production capacity in the EV battery value chain is an important and also vital enabler in the direction of increased adoption of Electric Automobile wheelchair in the nation. In this context, the PLI scheme for Advanced Chemistry Cells approved by the Union Cabinet for building Giga manufacturing facilities is a welcome step by the Central Federal government. While this scheme is certain to spur the investments in this sector, there are other obstacles to be dealt with such as choosing appropriate mix of modern technology for attending to the unique movement demands of the country and securing the critical raw material products.

” As a nation we lag the curve on EV battery supply capacities and with the launch of ACC PLI scheme, the Government is indicating a stable plan structure to assist sector players make investment choices with certainty. I praise the IESA team lead by Dr. Walawalkar for playing a critical duty in combining all stakeholders as well as supporting a balanced framework for the ACC PLI scheme.”

Anant Nahata, MD, Exicom Tele-systems, a leading EV charging framework and Li-ion battery manufacturer of the country claimed- “The PLI effort is certainly a step in the best instructions for the Battery manufacturing sector. This initiative will certainly augment Li-ion cell production in India, resulting in reduced dependence on cell imports and for this reason decreased expenses. It will certainly help us attain economic situations of range while generating globally competent, hi-tech batteries. While the success is greatly dependent on the execution, this scheme has strong potential to boost manufacturing and also help exports while simultaneously providing the right press to EV adoption in India.” Approval for PLI Storage

As per the group, the national program on Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Battery Storage will certainly reduce import dependancy. It will also support the Atmanirbhar Bharat effort. ACC battery Storage suppliers will be selected through a transparent competitive bidding process. The manufacturing facility would certainly have to be appointed within a period of two years. The incentive will be paid out afterwards over a period of 5 years.





Rahul Walawalkar

Amara Raja

ACC Batteries



PLI for Battery Storage

Anant Nahata

Vijayanand Samudrala



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