India has made significant progress in utilising its abundant renewable energy (RE) resources. The country has emerged as one of the leaders of the global energy transition, with a cumulative renewable energy installed capacity of 74 gigawatts (GW) at the end of 2018, and has ambitions to meet a target of 175 GW by the year 2022. Further, as recently announced by India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), the government seeks to procure approximately 500 GW of additional RE capacity by the year 2028, resulting to a 40 percent share of installed capacity of non-fossil fuel sources in the power sector by 2030. Notwithstanding these targets, the employment effects of the resulting changes in the power sector still need to be properly understood. This study analyses the employment effects of different plans for expanding power generation in India.
Future skills and job creation with renewable energy in India. Assessing the co-benefits of decarbonising the power sector.
Year of publication: 2019
Editors: David Jacobs, Ayodeji Okunlola, Laura Nagel, Sebastian Helgenberger and Arunima
Hakhu – IET, IASS and TERI
Technical implementation: Neeraj Kuldeep, Poonam Nagar Koti, Arjun Dutt, Tanmay Bishnoi,
and Abhishek Dalal — Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), Skill Council for
Green Jobs (SCGJ), India
This study is part of a 2019 series of three studies assessing the co-benefits of decarbonising the power sector in India, edited by IASS, IET, TERI and UfU:
- Secure and reliable electricity access with renewable energy mini-grids in rural India
- Improving health and reducing costs through renewable energy in India