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Energy Profile: India 2012-2017

Date: 03 July 2013

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The Verdantix Energy Profile of India (2012-2017) provides corporate energy leaders, strategy leaders and CFOs with an analysis of India’s evolving energy landscape. This report forms part of a series of country profiles that analyse the energy futures in territories across the globe. To better understand India’s energy landscape we assessed change drivers such as the energy balance, power generation mix, energy prices, energy legislation, government targets and incentives. The analysis forecasts that high rates of urbanization and economic growth will drive demand for energy at a CAGR of 6% through India’s Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012–2017). To help meet this demand India is targeting the installation of 88,537MW of additional generation capacity between 2012 and 2017. Whilst planned capacity focuses on building new thermal power plants, India’s Renewable Portfolio Obligation and targets under the National Solar Mission will support the implementation of renewable energy generation infrastructure.



Coal And Crude Oil Imports Meet India’s Energy Demands
Coal Will Continue To Dominate Indian Electricity Generation For Many Years
Tightly Regulated Power Market Results In Low Subsidized Electricity And Gas Prices
Expansion Of Generation Capacity And Transmission Systems Are The Focus Of India’s Twelfth Five Year Plan


Figure 1: Primary Energy Consumption Has Increased With Economic Growth
Figure 2: Peak Demand Outstripped Peak Supply By 13% In 2009
Figure 3: Thermal Holds A Majority Share Of The Utility Generation Mix
Figure 4: Electricity Tariffs For Industry Are Significantly Higher Than For Agriculture
Figure 5: Legislation, Targets, Incentives And Standards Shape India’s Energy Profile


Adani Power, BP, Central Electricity Authority, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, Coal India Limited, German Federal Institute for Geosciences, IMF, JSW Energy, Ministry of Coal, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Ministry of Power, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, OIL India, NTPC, Planning Commission, Reliance Industries, Tata Power, US Energy Information Administration, World Bank, World Nuclear Association