Modeling low-carbon development pathways for India

Sustaining economic growth and expanding energy access while limiting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions growth in India will require solutions that consider both the integrated energy system and economic impacts of future policy and technology options.

We propose to build an energy-economic model of India that resolves household energy needs, including unmet demand—across the income spectrum, and to simulate policy approaches to achieve India’s targeted reduction in the carbon intensity of its economy as well as its solar electricity deployment goal of 100 GW by 2022.

We will develop the model and analysis by working closely together with academic, policy, and industry stakeholders in India.