Statistics, news & updates: everything you need to know about the Energy & Utilities Industry in India


  • Summary
  • COVID-19 Impact
  • Industry Clusters
  • Growth Drivers
  • Key Players
  • Market Stats



Energy supply has always been a major problem in India. In fact, a lot of people still don’t have access to power. Besides, power cuts and shortages are the daily life problems faced by many people.

India’s power sector is one of the most diversified in the world. Sources of power generation include conventional sources like coal, lignite, natural gas, oil, hydro and nuclear power to non-conventional sources like wind, solar, domestic waste and agriculture.

The Energy Industry is currently undergoing a transformation. The Government aims to make India one of the world’s largest installations of clean energy. One step is to renovate the power supply infrastructure. Another one is to look into green energies like wind or solar power. This would also help to make India’s energy cleaner as the main source of energy still are fossil products.

The Indian government recognizes the need for private investment in the sector. Hence, a lot of initiatives have been made by the Government. Moreover, numerous incentives and schemes have been introduced to promote investment in the sector. Under the 5 year plan of 2017-2022, the government has set a target of capacity addition of 100 GW. The Government has also set the target to take the total capacity of renewable Energy to 175 GW by 2022.

The Budget 2019 reassures the Government’s focus on renewable energy by allocating about $396.5 million to renewables. All in all, there is a positive outlook for the Energy and Utilities sectors. India is set for a period of rapid and sustained growth in energy demand due to economic development.

COVID-19 Impact

Power, utilities and renewables companies all over the world are focused on keeping their assets on-line. In addition, they are dedicated to providing an uninterrupted supply of electricity and natural gas during the outbreak of coronavirus. However, because of the shutdown, the demand for industrial and commercial electricity has significantly gone down. Having said that, the demand for residential electricity is expected to be high.

Talking about numbers, between the lockdown period (March 24 and April 19), the total power supply saw a decline of almost 25% on a year-on-year basis. The demand is expected to below for the next few months. Since India’s growth projections also show a slowdown in the economy in 2020, it will have a direct impact on the demand for electricity.

Map – Industry Clusters

Map- Industry Clusters - Energy

Growth Drivers

  • The power sector has an investment potential of $ 223.67 billion in the next 4 to 5 years.
  • India ranks third with a focus on Renewable Energy.
  • Governmental plans like the focus to realize ‘Power for All’ by its Saubhagya scheme which offers free or heavily subsidized connections.
  • 100% rural electrification.
  • Major growth drivers are growing power demand, the large availability of manpower, increasing urbanization, rising per capita energy consumption and electrification of the entire country.

Key Players in India


  • GE Power, Panasonic Energy, Shell, ABB, SunEdison, Vestas Group, Enercon, CLP Group


  • Torrent Power, BSES, Tata Power, ReGen Powertech, NHPC, NPCIL, J-W Energy, Reliance Power, Adani Power, Damodar Valley Corp. NTPC, Haryana Power Generation, Punjab State Power, RRB Energy, Urjas Energy Solutions, Suzlon, Lanco Infratech, JSW Energy

Market Stats

  • India aims to achieve the goal of having an electricity capacity of 550 GW by 2022.
  • Renewable energy contributes to over 35% of the installed electricity production capacity as of 2019.
  • India stands fourth-largest in installed wind power capacity.
  • India stands third-largest in installed concentrated solar power (CSP) capacity.
  • India’s rank jumped to 24 in 2019 from 137 in 2014 on World Bank’s Ease of doing business – “Getting Electricity” ranking.
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