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  • 16 January, 2022

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PLI Scheme for Advance Chemistry Cell (ACC) Battery

PLI Scheme for Advance Chemistry Cell (ACC) Battery

What are ACC Batteries?

  • ACCs are the new generation of advanced storage technologies that can store electric energy, either as electrochemical or as chemical energy, and convert it back to electric energy as and when required.
  • They will cater not only to electric vehicles but also to the consumer electronics industry, solar rooftops, and electricity grids.

PLI Scheme for ACC Battery

  • The Government on 12th May 2021 approved a Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for the manufacturing of Advance Chemistry Cell (ACC) in the country.
  • The objective of the scheme is to align battery manufacturing in India with the “Make in India” and “Atmanirbhar Bharat” initiatives and reduce import dependence.
  • The total outlay of the scheme is Rs. 18,100 Crore for a period of 5 years.
  • The scheme envisages establishing a competitive ACC battery manufacturing set up in the country (50 GWh).
  • Additionally, 5GWh of niche ACC technologies is also covered under the Scheme.
  • The scheme proposes a production-linked subsidy based on applicable subsidy per KWh and the percentage of value addition achieved on actual sales made by the manufacturers who set up production units.
  • This scheme will facilitate the reduction of import dependence on ACC batteries and will reduce the prices of batteries used in electric vehicles.
  • The Ministry of Heavy Industries is supporting IIT Madras for their project namely “Setting up of Center for Battery Engineering”. The objective of the project is mainly R&D studies on performance analysis of batteries and their testing, Understanding of Battery Management Systems (BMS), Design and Optimization of Battery Systems, Secondary use cases of Batteries, and Recycling of Batteries.

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Source: PIB

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