On March 30, 2021 a regular meeting of the members of the International Thematic Group on Energy of the BRICS Network University was held online. The meeting was organized by the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay). The meeting was attended by representatives of all universities that are members of the International Thematic Group, as well as a number of other universities from India.

The Spring meeting of the ITG Energy was thematic and devoted to the Renewable Energy Generation and Storage. Reports were made by employees of such universities as Federal University of Santa Catarina and Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil; National Research University "MPEI", Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and Faculty of Ecology of Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Russia; Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and Banaras Hindu University Varanasi, India; Hohai University, North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power and Hunan University, China; North West University and University of Limpopo, South Africa, and Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India.

In the discussion that followed the reports, all participants of the meeting noted the relevance of the chosen topic for the universities participating in the ITG and agreed to repeat such a meeting in the format of a webinar, giving the floor mainly to graduate students, who will develop academic exchanges between the universities of the BRICS countries in practice.