Assessment of Energy Use and Energy Savings Potential in Selected Industrial Sectors in India


Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Jayant Sathare
Lynn Price
Stephane de la Rue du Can
David Fridley
1 August 2005

This scoping study assesses the intensity of energy use in Indian industry, identifies national and worldwide best practice energy intensity levels, and provides guidance on areas for improving energy efficiency. This work focuses on five energy-intensive industrial sectors -- fertilizers, textiles, chlor-alkali, cement, and petroleum refining. The study aims to increase knowledge and sector-specific understanding about industrial energy use in order to assist Indian industry, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, and concerned stakeholders in efforts to improve energy efficiency in these sectors.