Harsh Thacker is a senior analyst at Customized Energy Solutions and the India Energy Storage Alliance. Specialising in market research, process improvement and strategy consulting, his research areas include power generation and transmission and distribution equipment, investment, renewable energy development, energy storage systems and power utilities best practices. He is also an advisor on market analysis and forecasting, organisational development, stakeholder management and operations & maintenance (O&M).
Stories by Harsh Thacker
Microgrids—distributed systems of localised generation, distribution network and load—are being increasingly deployed particularly in rural areas of emerging and under-developed countries to achieve energy access. However, a “fragmented and unorganised” sector still faces significant challenges, writes Harsh Thacker.
After some hesitation, India’s energy storage market looks to be propelling itself into the big leagues with tenders and private projects on the way, Harsh Thacker of the India Energy Storage Alliance writes.
Will the Indian battery market scenario witness a major change? As the power supply in the country continues to be unreliable, the role of batteries has to change from being an emergency back-up solution to a long time power/energy storage solution.