Union Minister for State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Shri Piyush Goyal in a written reply in Lok Sabha today, said that a World Bank study has pegged India’s Energy Efficiency Market at Rs. 1.6 Lakh Crores.
Shri Goyal informed that the study titled, ‘Utility Scale DSM Opportunities and Business Models in India’, notes that the renewed Demand Side Management (DSM) market potential is estimated to be 178 billion kWh of energy savings per annum. This figure roughly translates into 18-20 percent of the current levels of all India annual electricity consumption and 150 million tonnes of annual CO2 emissions reduction potential, he added.
Further, the Minister informed that the study has placed 5 States, namely, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Kerala, in terms of their overall energy efficiency implementation readiness.
The Ministry of Power, Government of India has fixed energy savings targets for XII Plan period (2012-17) as 60.5 BU (billion units) through various energy efficiency interventions, Shri Goyal added.