Paris Time Report launch

Launch of India Energy Outlook 2021

Watch Live | 9 Feb 2021, 10:00 CET

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 for a growing population. Using the latest available energy data, incorporating recent impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, the report examines different pathways out of the crisis and the longer-term impacts on India’s energy supply, demand and investment.

The India Energy Outlook is based on detailed modelling of a set of scenarios exploring how India’s energy sector might evolve between now and 2040. The report is presented as a series of in-depth ‘deep dives’ exploring cross-cutting issues such as: 

  • The effects of economic growth 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 and batteries
  • The supply and infrastructure required for an expanded role for natural gas, along with a sector-level assessment of its potential
  • Prospects for developing modern bioenergy supply chains and taking advantage of India’s growing volumes of organic waste
  • Impacts of India’s energy policy choices on energy access, air pollution and carbon emissions
  • India’s growing importance in global energy issues, and the implications of its development trajectory on international energy supply, trade and investment