India Energy Security Scenarios by Profs R Banerjee, V Ramadesigan, and Mr. S Chaudhari

Location and Date: 
Wednesday, 17 Mar 2021, 15:30, Online
The energy sector is in the midst of a transition from fossil to renewables. The energy sector is critically linked to the economy and affects demand sectors like industry, transport, agriculture. To explore the impacts of alternative futures, the research and policy community create large scale models at global, regional and national scales. A transparent category of models is the global and national energy calculators. Niti Aayog led the development of the India Energy Security Scenarios (IESS) 2047 tool in collaboration with the UK Government and research and consulting organisations in India. IESS 2047 is available as a webtool ( and a spreadsheet (MS Excel) based calculator and is open source. IESS2047 generates energy system scenarios based on user inputs at five-yearly intervals, from 2012 to 2047. The tool's primary aim is to explore possible future pathways and assess their impacts on India's energy security, climate, land, and water footprint. Since its launch in 2014, IESS2047 has been a basis for many policy decisions and future estimations made by NITI Aayog and other ministries.
We are working with NITI Aayog to update the IESS tool, further automate and enhance its features. This seminar will provide an overview of the current IESS tool, discuss limitations and gaps and provide an idea of the proposed changes in the tool. The methodology and linkages used for supply-demand matching, and the basis for scenario construction will be presented. We welcome ideas and possible collaborations with interested researchers on different aspects of the tool. Any engagement with this effort would provide access to current country level and data and have an opportunity to include specific modifications in the future versions of the IESS tool.
Mr Sarvesh Chaudhari has an M.Tech in Energy Systems Engineering and is a research engineer working on the IESS project. Venkat Ramadesigan and Rangan Banerjee are faculty members in the Dept of Energy Science and Engineering.