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Emerging Tech Radio

Emerging Tech Radio is a podcast that explores everything about renewable energy, energy storage, electric vehicles and other emerging technologies in the cleantech space. It brings together industry experts, entrepreneurs and policy makers from India and around the world together for conversations that are aimed to transform the future of global energy. Hosted by Netra | Produced by Customized Energy Solutions | Music credits: Vexento

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Kick starting India’s ReUse & ReCycle initiative for advanced batteries.

Get idea of how much raw material goes into lithium cell manufacturing, how lithium battery recycling process happen, how flow battery recycling happen & how much of the material can be recovered from the process and how India can start ReUse & Recycling of Advanced Batteries.


24 Nov 2019

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Interview of Mr Rakesh Malhotra, Founder of SAR group, LivGurad, Mentor & Investor

Mr Rakesh Malhotra shares his journey from his first startup, building Luminous brand, building Livgurad to his current focus on automobile sector & his views about India’s ESS market. Also listen in to know about IESA’s industry market reports…


30 Nov 2019

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Exicom's story: from leading power electronics solution provider to leading ESS provider

Listen in story of Exicom from leading power electronics solution provider to leading ESS provider in Stationary & EV sector. Mr Anant Nahata talks about importance of R&D, participation in end to end value chain & his focus on long term journey in the sector. Also IESA launching Recycling initiative


24 Nov 2019

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Review of developments from India’s RE, EV & Energy Storage Market during 2019 by Dr Walawalkar

Dr Rahul Walawalkar, Founder & President of India Energy Storage Alliance reviews key developments from India’s RE, EV & Energy Storage Market during 2019. He shares IESA’s plan for 2020, towards the larger vision to make India a Global Hub for R&D & manufacturing of advanced energy storage & EVs in coming decade.


6 Jan 2020

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Interview with Mr Alan Greenshields, Chairman, Innolith on the occasion of World Energy Storage Day

A special episode on the occasion of World Energy Storage day featuring Innolith, innovative company bringing breakthrough technology to the world!


24 Nov 2019

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Getting ready for a new paradigm in grid management in India

India's grid successfully managed the load drop of around ~31 GW on 5th April at 9pm for 9 mins. Mr B B Mehta, Chief Engg, Gujarat SLDC shares the insights about planning & execution of this nationwide integrated operation. He also shares learning from the event. With the growing penetration of renewables, grid operators need new tools to ensure reliability and improved power quality. Important point from the conversation is Balancing is very important element of the grid to maintain the grid discipline. Energy Storage technologies should be considered in support of dispatching the renewable, not in terms of penalties.


19 Apr 2020

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Role & Readiness of utilities during COVID-19

Today the utility industry is facing unprecedented challenges managing the grid supply-demand equation with drastically reduced demand, due to COVID-19 lock down situation. They have financial, operational and social challenges to manage. Listen how BRPL & BYPL are prepared to face the challenges.


4 Apr 2020

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Dr Kale, Director CMET Interview on Center of Excellence

Dr Kale, Director of Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (CMET), Pune shares insights about areas of R&D activities at the centre. He shares focus areas of Center of Excellence including Indigenous Cathode & Anode material for lithium batteries, flexible & stretchable batteries, indigenous battery fabrication machine building and solid electrolyte for fast charging. CoE is formed to support Make In India mission. He said that scientists at CMET work on social demand and would like to work with industry & help industry to take the technology to wider section of the society. As a part of Skill Development activity, IESA is conducting India's first hands on workshop for lithium ion cell fabrication in India in association with CMET.


4 Mar 2020

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RIT Battery Prototyping Center -Dr Matthew Ganter Interview

Dr Matthew Ganter, Director of Battery Prototyping Center at Rochester Institute of Technology shares insights about the center. Listen in to understand how start-ups and other technology companies are utilizing the services & training provided by the center. Also stay tuned for IESA's hands on workshop for lithium ion cell fabrication in India.


23 Feb 2020

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Interview of Mr Awadhesh Kumar Jha, Vice President , Charge & Drive business, Fortum

Mr Awadhesh Kumar Jha, Vice President , Charge & Drive business, Fortum gives overview of Fortum business verticals on Global level as well as in India. He shares Fortum's plan in setting up charging infrastructure in India in 2020 and also explains few challenges private players are facing in this sector. He is optimistic that price parity will reach sooner than estimated with ICE vehicles price going up by stringent emission norms and EV car price going down with downward trend of battery prices. According to him 2020 will create foundation for take off of EV adoption in India.


2 Feb 2020

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Interview of Mr Sajid Mubashir, Scientist G, DST about new Applied R&D Program for eMobility

Mr Sajid Mubashir, Scientist G in Department of Science & Technology, India shares information about(new) DHI-DST Technology Platform, for Electric Mobility to implement demand driven R&D program. He talks about need of R&D for tropical EV batteries. He explains how the Industry can participate in the program, what level of technologies will be covered, how funding mechanism will work out for this innovative idea and why DST is stepping in these efforts.


22 Jan 2020

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Interaction with Dr.Satyajit Phadke on cutting edge technology for energy storage and EV


3 Sep 2019

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Conversation with Haresh Kamath, Sr Program Manager at Electric Power Research Institute, USA


3 Jul 2019

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Mr Jim Dehlson, a pioneer and world leader in wind power and renewable energy, shares his journey from Zond to Ecomerit technologies at Santa Barbara’’


11 Jun 2019

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Conversation with John Wood (CEO Ecoult) & Pramod Kulkarni (Sr Consultant CES) at 29th annual conference of ESA in Phoenix’’


11 Jun 2019

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Rahul Walawalkar shares his experience of Tesla Australia energy storage project

Tesla commissioned a 129MWh project in Southern Australia in a record 100 days. Rahul Walawalkar who visited the site recently shares his experience from the visit on this week’s episode.


11 Jul 2018

Rank #16

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Neelima Jain on how EESL is enabling large scale adoption of emerging technologies (Rebroadcast)

After the success of driving down the LED prices and scaling up its manufacturing in India, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) is now looking to create a market trigger in Electric Vehicles (EV) and energy storage. Neelima Jain shares the story of EESL and its plans for the future with Girish Shivakumar. If you liked the episode subscribe, rate and review the podcast.


11 Jun 2018

Rank #17

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Mohua Mukherjee on a new approach for measuring global energy access (Rebroadcast)

In recent weeks, the Indian government’s ambitious electrification programme, Saubhagya has been in news, especially after the budget. The Indian government aims to electrify all households by end of 2018. So what does electrifying a household mean? Does it imply that households have reliable electricity? These are questions that are not unique to India. Energy access for all is now a global campaign especially after the United Nations emphasized it in the Sustainable Development Goals, SDG No 7. However, it seems measuring energy access is not as easy as it seems and the frameworks have been evolving over the years. On this episode, Mohua Mukherjee, an international energy experts joins Girish Shivakumar for a discussion to talk about a new multi-tier framework.


4 Jun 2018

Rank #18

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Manuj Khurana shares his views on the EV roll out plan and the role of Invest India in the space

Make in India is one of the flagship programmes of the current Indian government and there is an increased emphasis to roll out electric vehicles manufactured in India. The government agency which is the implementing arm of the Make in India program is Invest India and on today’s show Manuj Khurana from Invest India shares his views and experience in dealing with different stakeholders who are in the transition towards the roll out of electric mobility on a freewheeling chat with Girish Shivakumar. If you liked the episode make sure to subscribe and write a review.


7 May 2018

Rank #19

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Sunil Jain talks about India’s first solar-wind hybrid project, HFE’s future plans and his outlook on the sector

Hero Future Energies (HFE) is one of India’s leading renewable energy project developers with over a GW of solar and wind assets. Girish Shivakumar interviews Sunil Jain, CEO of HFE and discusses the company’s future plans, building India’s first solar-wind hybrid project and his outlook on India’s RE sector and its targets. If you liked the episode, let your friends and colleagues know about it. A new podcast is released every week.


30 Apr 2018

Rank #20