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Partner Country Series: Understanding Energy Challenges in India - Policies, Players and Issues

Abstract

A combination of rapidly increasing energy demand and fuel imports plus growing concern about economic and environmental consequences is generating growing calls for effective and thorough energy governance in India. Numerous policy reforms over the past 20 years have shifted the country’s energy sector from a state-dominated system towards one that is based on market principles. However, with the reform process left unfinished, India now finds itself trapped halfway along the transition to an open and well-performing energy sector. India suffered from the largest power outage ever in late July 2012, affecting nearly half of the population. While this incident highlights the importance of modern and smart energy systems, it indicates that the country is increasingly unable to deliver a secure supply of energy to its population, a quarter of which still lacks access to electricity. Understanding Energy Challenges in India aims to provide an informative and holistic understanding of India’s energy sector to stakeholders in India as well as the broad public. The publication explores in detail the policies, players and issues of the country’s power, coal, oil and gas, renewables and nuclear sectors. It also highlights the key challenges India faces, challenges that must be resolved for the  More>>
Authors:
"NONE"
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 2012
Product Type:
Miscellaneous
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; INDIA; ENERGY POLICY; ENERGY SECURITY; SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT; ELECTRIC POWER; COAL; PETROLEUM; NATURAL GAS; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; NUCLEAR POWER
OSTI ID:
22083094
Country of Origin:
IEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XY13OA027
Availability:
Commercial reproduction prohibited. Available from ETDE as OSTI ID: 22083094; Free publication produced by the International Energy Agency (IEA). See also the IEA website: http://www.iea.org/publications/freepublications/publication/name,31385,en.html
Submitting Site:
ETDE
Size:
116 page(s)
Announcement Date:
Apr 18, 2013

Citation Formats

Partner Country Series: Understanding Energy Challenges in India - Policies, Players and Issues. IEA: N. p., 2012. Web.
Partner Country Series: Understanding Energy Challenges in India - Policies, Players and Issues. IEA.
2012. "Partner Country Series: Understanding Energy Challenges in India - Policies, Players and Issues." IEA.
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title = {Partner Country Series: Understanding Energy Challenges in India - Policies, Players and Issues}
abstractNote = {A combination of rapidly increasing energy demand and fuel imports plus growing concern about economic and environmental consequences is generating growing calls for effective and thorough energy governance in India. Numerous policy reforms over the past 20 years have shifted the country’s energy sector from a state-dominated system towards one that is based on market principles. However, with the reform process left unfinished, India now finds itself trapped halfway along the transition to an open and well-performing energy sector. India suffered from the largest power outage ever in late July 2012, affecting nearly half of the population. While this incident highlights the importance of modern and smart energy systems, it indicates that the country is increasingly unable to deliver a secure supply of energy to its population, a quarter of which still lacks access to electricity. Understanding Energy Challenges in India aims to provide an informative and holistic understanding of India’s energy sector to stakeholders in India as well as the broad public. The publication explores in detail the policies, players and issues of the country’s power, coal, oil and gas, renewables and nuclear sectors. It also highlights the key challenges India faces, challenges that must be resolved for the evolution of the fast-growing country’s energy sector towards a sustainable energy future and eventually critical for the prospects of the Indian and global economies.}
place = {IEA}
year = {2012}
month = {Jul}
}