India’s economy has developed from one based mainly on agricultural output to an increasingly industrialized one. As a result, energy demand is continuously on the rise. However, a large number of electricity production and distribution facilities are inefficient, which has led to unnecessarily high costs as well as environmental degradation. In the future, India must increase its energy production investments, produce energy more efficiently, transfer electricity without great losses, and use electricity in an efficient manner.
Commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, InWEnt and adelphi supported the Indian Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) with developing a new Capacity Building Programme. The project’s main tasks were the development of a programme design, the execution of cooperative dialogues, as well as strategy workshops with key actors of the Indian government. Results are safeguarded via a feasibility study. The goal of the project is the exchange of knowledge and expertise between political decision-makers, corporations and experts through trainings and study trips.