Integrated Energy Modeling at Niti Aayog: Where From, Where to?
by Simi Thambi Young Professional

Integrated energy policy is of vital importance to India’s future. The need for such an integrated energy policy was first highlighted by the erstwhile Planning Commission in 2006 in its expert committee report on integrated energy policy. Without such an integrated outlook, matching India’s exploding energy demand with its limited energy supply options will be …

Investment ‘Lock-ins’ and Technological Advancements in the Energy Sector
by Anil Kumar Jain

The future of global energy is in clean energy. In 2015, for the first time, the addition to power sector capacity by renewable sources exceeded those by all other sources (WEO, 2016). Technological advancements are fast transforming the way energy is produced and consumed. India needs to join the cavalcade of change. Today, consumers of …

Our Rising Energy Imports – What does it mean?
by Anil Kumar Jain

India needs lots of energy for its economy to grow. Due to our drive to replace non-commercial energy with more convenient fuels, which are usually commercial ones, our elasticity of energy demand to GDP-a common measure of how energy demand responds to economic growth- is high. Nearly 25% of our total energy demand is met …

Electricity and Clean Cooking Strategy for India
by Arvind Panagariya Anil K Jain

More than two-thirds of rural India uses solid biomass for cooking with its attendant harmful effects on health [National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), 68th Round]. In parallel, the country aims to achieve universal electrification by 2022. Theoretically, if electric cooktops were adopted, universal electrification could translate into universal clean cooking as well! As of now, …

NITI Aayog Collaborates with Top Global Energy Think-tanks
by Anil Kumar Jain

In December, 2015 NITI Aayog signed a collaboration framework with Institute of Energy Economics, Japan. It followed up in March, 2016, with a similar arrangement with International Energy Agency, Paris. Another tie-up is in the offing — this time with Energy Information Administration, USA. These three overseas governmental agencies work across all energy sources, are …

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