India’s Energy Policy and Electricity Production
India’s Energy Policy and Electricity Production / Charles Ebinger [an interview with]. National Bureau of Asian Research, 26/10/2011
In an interview with NBR, Charles Ebinger, Senior Fellow and Director of the Energy Security Initiative at the Brookings Institution, outlines India’s current and future challenges in meeting its electricity demand. He argues that without serious energy and electricity sector reform, India runs the risk of derailing its rapid economic growth.
What are India’s current and projected power-generation needs? Currently, India has the fifth largest electrical system in the world, with installed electricity capacity of around 180 GW. However, more than 400 million Indians have no access to electricity, and by 2035 India’s power demand is expected to more than double, providing a prodigious challenge for the country…