Advanced Chemistry Cell

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Recently, the Ministry of Heavy Industries successfully convened a pre-bid meeting in New Delhi, laying the foundation for the second round under the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for Advanced Chemistry Cells (ACC) for cumulative 10 GWh PLI ACC capacity.

About Advanced Chemistry Cell

  • These are the new generation technologies that can store electric energy either as electrochemical or as chemical energy and convert it back to electric energy as and when required.

Key facts about PLI scheme for Advanced Chemistry Cells

  • The scheme is called the National Programme on Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Battery Storage.
  • The Indian government aims to promote the manufacturing of technology-agnostic ACCs within the country, aligning with its commitment to fostering innovation and self-reliance in the renewable energy sector.
  • The scheme envisages setting up of a cumulative ACC manufacturing capacity of fifty (50) GWh for ACCs and an additional cumulative capacity of (5) GWh for Niche ACC Technologies.
  • The manufacturing facility as proposed by the beneficiary firm would have to be commissioned within a period of 2 years.
  • The subsidy will be disbursed thereafter over a period of 5 years.
  • The beneficiary has to ensure achieving a domestic value addition of at-least 25% and incur the mandatory investment (₹ 225 crore /GWh) within 2 Years (at the Mother Unit Level) and raise it to 60% domestic value addition within 5 Years, either at Mother Unit, in-case of an Integrated Unit, or at the Project Level, in-case of “Hub & Spoke” structure.
  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Heavy Industries

Q1) What is electrical energy?

Electrical energy is a type of kinetic energy caused by moving electric charges.The amount of energy depends on the speed of the charges – the faster they move, the more electrical energy they carry.

Source: MHI convenes pre-bid meeting for Global Tender to select bidders for setting up Advanced Chemistry Cell manufacturing facilities under PLI scheme