IEA Energy Papers

ISSN :
2079-2581 (en ligne)
DOI :
10.1787/20792581
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The International Energy Agency (IEA) advises its 28 member countries on sound energy policy, which seeks to balance energy security, economic growth and environmental concerns. The IEA Energy Papers offer in-depth investigation of energy topics, and explore emerging issues and challenges in the energy sector. These papers will be of much interest to energy experts, policy makers, industry and the general public.
 

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Auteur(s):
Uwe Remme1, Nathalie Trudeau1, Dagmar Graczyk1, Peter Taylor1
Author Affiliations
  • 1: Agence Internationale de l'Energie, France

Date de publication
01 fév 2011
Bibliographic information
No:
2011/04
Pages
88
DOI
10.1787/5kgglrw4n7s0-en

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The Indian power sector will face numerous challenges over the next four decades. More than one third of India's population currently do not have access to electricity. Urgent action is needed to overcome this problem of energy poverty. At the same time rapid economic growth is projected to increase electricity demand by fivefold to sixfold between now and 2050. Massive investments will be needed to meet this increased demand, but this will also create unique opportunities to transform the power sector towards a low-carbon future.

This Information Paper presents in more detail the analysis for India published in Energy Technology Perspectives 2010. The paper investigates the best way of achieving deep CO2 emission cuts in the Indian power system while allowing the Indian economy to continue growing and meeting the challenge of alleviating energy poverty. It does so from a techno-economic perspective - building on detailed resource and technology data for India - and identifies the key power sector technologies needed for India to realise such a transition.