Kolkata: A US energy
research institute is looking for potential industrial partners in
India for business collaboration in energy storage, its director
"We are looking at the potential of energy storage in more rural
applications. We are exploring the opportunities in terms of
collaboration, particularly in energy storage technology of our
energy institute and potential Indian companies who are
interested," said Sanjoy Banerjee, director, Energy Institute, of
the City University of New York.
Banerjee also feels that any country should have a mixed energy
basket, and advocated a strong role of nuclear power.
"India should have a basket of energy which should include
nuclear, solar, gas and other energy. India doesn't have a huge
amount of wind so that's probably less of a option than other
countries, as offshore wind has pretty high cost. So if you look
at all these, then nuclear has to play a strong role to play for
the energy security of the country," he said.
"It's all about energy security because if you have to import a
lot of oil, then probably it becomes an insecurity of a country,
so this is a risk. So nuclear becomes a way to spread the risk,"