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India energy & power: 2018 in review and what to look for in 2019

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18 January 2019

India energy & power: 2018 in review and what to look for in 2019

Report summary

Policy decisions, particularly in an election year, and commodity prices will yet again dictate what happens in India's energy sector. Domestic supply concerns persisted in 2018 and reliance on imports continued. In addition, 2018 saw increased pressure on the government to tackle air pollution. As a result, there is a tough balancing act required to manage expectations without jeopardising economic growth and the elections, or both.

Table of contents

    • Economy poised for growth, but stable government and policy certainty crucial
    • Oil demand growth momentum to continue, and exceed China's in 2019
    • Will the EV policy provide some clarity in 2019 after a muddled 2018?
    • Two-wheelers will dominate the electric mobility landscape in the personal transport sector
    • Parliamentary elections will be a boost for power demand
    • Solar target to be missed despite investments
    • Higher coal imports with volatility in the mix
    • ...as domestic supply growth slows down
    • Building towards a surge in deepwater gas production
    • Is free market pricing for all fields the next step?
    • CGD to drive gas demand even as infrastructure issues persist
    • Will pollution norms increase gas usage?

Tables and charts

This report includes 8 images and tables including:

  • Supply and demand: 2018 and 2019
  • Import dependency trend for key commodities
  • Industrial production growth in key sectors, %
  • Gross fixed capital formation in key sector, US$ billion
  • Power generation mix by fuel type, %
  • Power generation mix by fuel type, TWh
  • Domestic coal production
  • Thermal coal supply to non-power sectors

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