India Energy Outlook 2021
The India Energy Outlook 2021 is a new special report from the International Energy
Agency’s World Energy Outlook series. The report explores the opportunities and challenges
ahead for India as it seeks to ensure reliable, affordable and sustainable energy
to a growing population. The report examines pathways out of the crisis that emerged
from the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as longer-term trends, exploring how India’s energy
sector might evolve to 2040 under a range of scenarios. The report is presented as
a series of ‘deep dives’ exploring cross-cutting issues, including:
The effects of economic growth, urbanisation and industrialisation on India’s fuel
and sector-level demand trends.
The evolution of mobility, including electrification, in the context of growing urbanisation.
The prospects for expanding energy access, especially in rural areas.
Flexibility requirements in the power sector under ambitious renewable capacity targets
and a significant rise in electricity demand – especially from air conditioners.
Challenges and opportunities for clean energy finance, including investments in solar
energy and batteries
The supply and infrastructure required for an expanded role for natural gas, along
with a sector-level assessment of its potential.
Impacts of India’s energy policy choices on energy access, air pollution and carbon
India’s growing importance in global energy issues, and the implications of its development
trajectory on international energy supply, trade and investment.
Published on March 16, 2021