Rooftop Solar to Become Norm by 2040: Niti Aayog (Download PDF)


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Rooftop solar to be norm in the country by 2040, according to Niti Aayog’s draft National Energy Policy (NEP). Increased electricity share may not be viable to tap rooftop solar for homes.

  • Share of solar and wind is expected to be 14 - 18 per cent: 9 - 11 per cent in electricity, and 3 - 5 per cent and 2 - 3 per cent in the primary commercial energy mix respectively, by 2040
  • Overall share of fossil fuels would come down from 81 percent in 2012 to 78%
  • Advent of Electric Vehicles (EVs) will curb a rise in share of oil
  • Environment friendly gas would substitute oil
  • Share of oil and gas would have almost maintained their shares of 26 per cent and 6.5 per cent in 2015 - 16 to 25 - 27 per cent and 8 - 9 per cent in 2040
  • Coal would have risen in absolute terms (nearly double), but in relative terms, it would have reduced its contribution from 58 per cent in 2015 to 44 - 50 per cent in 2040

About National Energy Policy

  • Chart the way forward to meet the Government’s recent bold announcements in the energy domain.
  • Census villages are planned to be electrified by 2018. Universal electrification with 24x7 electricity by 2022.
  • Manufacturing GDP is to go up to 25 % from the present level of 16%
  • Reduction of oil imports by 10 % from 2014 - 15 levels, both by 2022.
  • NDCs target at reduction of emissions intensity by 33%-35 % by 2030 over 2005
  • Achieving 175 GW renewable energy capacity by 2022, and share of non-fossil fuel based capacity in the electricity mix is aimed at above 40 % by 2030.
  • The NEP builds on the achievements of the earlier omnibus energy policy – the Integrated Energy Policy (IEP), and sets the new agenda consistent with the redefined role of emerging developments in the energy world.
  • 4 key objectives of our energy policy: Access at affordable prices, Improved security and Independence, Greater Sustainability and Economic Growth.

Seven areas of intervention

  • Energy Consumption by businesses, households, transportation and agriculture
  • Energy Efficiency/de-carbonisation measures on the demand side
  • Production and distribution of coal
  • Electricity generation, transmission and distribution
  • Augmenting supply of oil and gas, both by domestic E&P, and through acquisition of overseas acreages
  • Refining and distribution of oil and gas.
  • Installation, generation and distribution of renewable energy

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- Published/Last Modified on: July 7, 2017


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