A key element of any net zero strategy will be the development of commercially viable energy storage systems to supplement the increasing share of electricity that will be provided by variable renewable energy (VRE) systems. This Deep Dive Workshop will bring together experts working on the cost and performance of storage, businesses and utilities that are implementing commercial scale storage systems, and analysts studying opportunities and potential for scaling up the manufacturing of batteries in developing Asia.


  • Provide an overview of the technology, costs and performance of different energy storage options in developing Asia.
  • Share case studies of commercial battery energy storage systems (BESS) in Asia.
  • Provide a perspective on the developing market and investments into manufacturing of batteries for BESS in Asia.


4:00 - 4:03 p.m.

Session Introduction by Moderator

Peter du Pont, Co-CEO, Asia Clean Energy Partners

4:03 - 4:08 p.m.

Opening Remarks: Importance of Storage for Asia’s Energy Transition

Pradeep Tharakan, Director, Energy Transition, ADB

4:08 - 4:20 p.m.

South Asia’s first grid-scaled energy storage project: Case study of New Delhi

Lalit Wasan, SHead of Department - Power System Control, Tata Power-DDL

4:20 - 4:36 p.m.

Case Studies of Battery Energy Storage System

South Asia’s First Grid-Scaled Energy Storage Project: Case study of New Delhi

Lalit Wasan, Head of Department - Power System Control, Tata Power- DDL

Designing a Grid-Connected Battery Energy Storage System: Case Study of Mongolia

Ulziibayar Zandan, Head of Dispatching Department, Ulaanbaatar Branch, National Power Transmission Grid State Owned Stock Company

4:36 - 4:52 p.m.

Battery Manufacturing

Manufacturing of Batteries in ASEAN

Jon Canto, Managing Partner McKinsey & Company, Philippines

Indigenization of Battery Manufacturing in India

Somesh Kumar, E&Y India Power & Utilities Leader

4:52 - 5:30 p.m.

Moderated Panel Discussion and Q&A