India’s energy trajectory: What could the next twenty years look like?

5:30–7:30 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi


NITI Aayog and its predecessor the Planning Commission, developed the IESS 2047 planning tool through an ambitious multi-agency effort. The tool is designed for stakeholders across the board to model India’s energy needs and supply trajectory,y by simulating alternative policy and technology scenarios. In this talk, Anil Jain will discuss the implications of these scenarios, the expected share of renewables and improved efficiency, and the role of planning in designing energy policy in India.

Anil Kumar Jain is presently Adviser (Energy, Climate Change and Overseas Engagements), NITI Aayog (former Planning Commission), Government of India where he led the team towards preparation of the long term energy demand and supply projection tool – IESS, 2047 ( Mr. Jain is a member of the Indian Administrative Service of the Government of India (IAS/ Madhya Pradesh/1986). Shri Anil Kumar Jain holds a BA (Honours) in Economics, an MBA, and a Diploma from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. He has published a number of papers and articles on the energy sector, including a book on natural gas policy framework in India (OUP, Oxford).