India Energy Sector Market Report 2021 –


DUBLIN – (BUSINESS WIRE) – The report “Electricity sector in India 2021” has been added to from offer.

The Indian electricity sector has undergone a significant transformation in terms of electricity supply, energy demand, energy mix and market operations. India appeared to be the third largest electricity producing country in the world.

The total installed capacity in India has grown at a remarkable rate of 7.96% during the period of fiscal years 2010 to 2020. As of December 31, 2020, India had a total installed capacity of 375.32 GW, from a country with an energy deficit to a country with a surplus of electricity.

Segmentation information:

The electricity sector in India is characterized by its diverse fuel sources, which consist of environmentally sustainable sources such as solar, wind and small hydropower plants, as well as conventional sources such as coal, petroleum and the gas. Thermal power was the predominant type of installed capacity in India, accounting for a share of 62.31% of total installed capacity in fiscal year 2020. The commissioning of various Ultra Mega Power (UMPP) projects based on thermal energy attributed to the largest share of thermal energy in the country’s energy mix.

Renewable energy was the second largest source of energy in India, capturing 23.51% of the total installed capacity in India in fiscal year 2020. The ambitious target of the Indian government to install 175 GW of renewable energy , a capacity coupled with the creation of solar parks and solar energy The city’s program has propelled the growth of clean energy in India. In addition, the financial incentives offered by the government are likely to encourage public operators to invest in clean energy parks and ultra-mega-renewable energy parks (UMREPP).

Market influencers:

The growing demand from the industrial and domestic sectors has been the main driver of the growth of the Indian power sector. The industrial sector in India has grown considerably in recent years, marked by the steady increase in the Industrial Production Index (IIP) for the electricity sector from 126.6 in 2015 to 158.4 in 2020.

The industrial sector has been the largest consumer of electricity in India, accounting for around 42.69% of total electricity consumption in FY2020. In contrast, domestic sector consumption has grown at a rapid rate. from 7.96% from fiscal year 2010 to fiscal year 2020.

Improved access to electricity, a surge in sales of white goods and increased demand for LED bulbs have boosted demand from the domestic sector. In addition, supportive government policies such as UDAY 2.0, 24×7 – Power for All, SAUBHAGYA, UJALA Scheme, Green Energy Corridor and vehicle electrification have helped boost India’s power sector.

The limited supply of raw materials poses a major challenge to the Indian electricity sector. Market players have struggled to acquire raw materials for power generation due to the irregular domestic supply of coal, fluctuations in international coal prices and the shortage of natural gas.

In addition, the weak transmission and distribution (T&D) system infrastructure leads to transmission and distribution losses (T&D losses), which affect the electricity sector. The loss of T&D in India is around 20%, significantly higher than in other Asian countries. The thermal energy sector has experienced challenges in recent years, due to its environmental impact, its pricing structure and the difficulty in concluding power purchase agreements (PPAs).

Impact of COVID-19

The growth momentum of India’s power sector has been hampered by the onset of the pandemic and the lockdown measures that followed. The shutdown of industrial activities following the lockout announced on March 25, 2020, led to a sharp drop in electricity consumption in the industrial and commercial sectors.

The sharp drop in demand, coupled with tight liquidity, crippled the finances of power generation and distribution companies. The unprecedented impact of the pandemic has highlighted the need for structural changes in the industry. Lessons learned from the crisis should lead to policy reforms, stimulate private sector participation, focus on an efficient energy trading system, trigger investments for infrastructure development and, most importantly, facilitate digital transformation.

Covered companies:

  • Adani Power Limited

  • CESC Limited

  • Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC)

  • NHPC Limited

  • NTPC Limited

  • SJVN Limited

  • Suzlon Energy

  • Tata Power Limited

  • Websol Energy System Limited

  • Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)

Main topics covered:

Chapter 1: Executive summary

Chapter 2: Socio-economic indicators

Chapter 3: Introduction

3.1. Market definition and structure

Chapter 4: Market Overview

4.1. Electricity Sector in India – Production Overview

4.2. Electricity Sector in India – Supply and Demand Overview

4.3. Electricity Sector in India – Overview of Installed Capacity

4.4. Electricity Sector in India – Demand Forecast

4.5. Electricity Sector in India – Installed Capacity Forecast

Chapter 5: Market segmentation

5.1. thermal energy

5.1.1. Installed thermal power (GW)

5.2. Hydroelectric power

5.3. Nuclear power

5.4. Renewable energy

Chapter 6: Impact of COVID-19

6.1. Impact on electrical networks

6.2. Impact on power generation companies

6.3. Impact on energy trade

6.4. Impact on trading

6.5. Upcoming changes

Chapter 7: Market influencers

7.1. Market factors

7.2. Market challenges

Chapter 8: Market trends

8.1. Market trends

Chapter 9: Investments in the electricity sector

9.1. Sector investments

9.2. FDI in the electricity sector

Chapter 10: Competitive Landscape

Chapter 11: Recent Developments

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