Dr. Rahul Walawalkar honored with India Smart Grid Forum President’s Award 2018.

Key highlights:

· Selected by eminent Jury for the invaluable contribution towards the growth of Smart Grids in India
· Microgrid Initiative for Campus and Rural Opportunities (MICRO), an initiative by India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) has setup goal of reducing the cost of electricity from microgrids in India by 30%- 50% within next 3 years
· Energy storage could play a key enabling role in every aspect of modern grid

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Rahul Walawalkar, President & MD, Customized Energy Solutions India Pvt. Ltd and Executive Director, Indian Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) said, “I am honored to receive the ISGF President’s Award for the contribution of growth of Smart Grids in India along with my guide and friend Dr Rahul Tongia, Fellow at Brookings India. This award is a testament of efforts of Customized Energy Solutions team in adopting various smart grid concepts including demand response, microgrids, energy storage and electric vehicles during past 14 years. We are working with a vision to make India a global hub for adoption as well as manufacturing of emerging technologies such as advanced energy storage, microgrid and EV technologies by 2020. This award comes at a perfect time as MoP has just released the National eMobility Program and next month MNRE is anticipated to launch National Energy Storage Mission. I look forward to continuing working closely with ISGF in coming years for the continued growth of smarter grids and microgrids in India”.

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