RW Roundtable: Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment


The Ministry of Power (MoP) defines Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) as an element of the electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure that supplies electrical energy for recharging EV batteries. EVSE can be equipped with advanced features like smart metering, cellular capability and network connectivity to allow for data collection and sharing with different entities and secured charging. In its policy interventions, the MoP has mentioned the different specifications of charging infrastructure based on the charger type (fast, slow/moderate) and connectors (CCS, CHAdeMO, Type 2, Bharat DC and AC), rated output voltage, number of connector guns, etc.

As of March 2022, the number of EVs on roads in India reached over 1 million with around 1,742 charging stations operational in public places across the country. The number of both EVs and EV charging points continues to grow with attractive market dynamics as well as an enabling policy environment. The provision of affordable and accessible EVSE is critical for the growth of the EV sector and more industry players are entering this exciting market. Renewable Watch is organising a webinar to provide an understanding of the opportunities and challenges in the adoption of EVSE in India.

We hope that the webinar will provide a platform for a useful exchange of information and ideas on the strategies to further increase the setting up of EVSE and help boost EV adoption. The webinar is targeted at EVSE providers, charging point operators, vehicle OEMs, battery manufacturers, consultancies and research organisations, financial institutions, and other experts.

 

The confirmed list of panelists includes:

  1. Awadhesh Jha, Executive Director, Fortum Charge & Drive India
  2. Mohan, Deputy General Manager (Head – EV Charging Infrastructure), Convergence Energy Services Limited
  3. Ravikiran Annaswamy, CEO and Co-Founder, Numocity Technologies
  4. Varun Chaturvedi, Founder & CEO, Volttic EV Charging

 

The panel will discuss questions such as:

  • What has been the experience with the initial charging infrastructure? Which are the emerging business models? What is the cost viability for setting up EVSE?
  • What incentives are currently being offered by the central and state governments for setting up EVSE? What measures are needed for scaling up? Which state has the most conducive policy for setting up EVSE?
  • What are the positives and negatives of the revised consolidated guidelines for EV charging infrastructure released by the MoP in January 2022?
  • What is the current status of ongoing advancements in this space (interoperability and roaming, smart charging, V2G capabilities, wireless charging, etc.)? What have been the latest developments in network management software for charging infrastructure?
  • How can India overcome the challenges associated with range, time and socket anxiety; impact on utilities; land issues; and power infrastructure?

Organiser

The webinar is being organised by Renewable Watch magazine, which covers the entire spectrum of clean energy – wind, solar, bioenergy, green hydrogen, storage, small-hydro, EV charging and other emerging technologies. It aims to provide accurate information to track investments and projects, showcase innovations and technologies, and offer a platform for debate and discussion on policy, regulation and financing.

For registration, please e-mail:

Kasvi Singh
E-mail: kasvi.singh@indiainfrastructure.com

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