Index rank 115

Balance Score


Energy Sustainability Index Rankings and Balance Score

 2011  2012  2013  Trend Score
Energy Performance  124  124  124   
Energy Security  87  86  76  C
Energy Equity  110  110  110  D
Environmental Sustainability  123  123  121  D
Contextual Performance  67  77  76   
Political Strength  90  97  93   
Societal Strength  76  80  80   
Economic Strength  44  54  54   
Overall Rank  115  117  115  CDD
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Key Metrics

Industrial sector (% of GDP) 18.0
TPEP / TPEC  (net energy importer) 0.70
Emission intensity (kg CO2 per USD) 0.44
Energy affordability (USD per kWh) 0.05
GDP / capita (PPP, USD); GDP Group 3,667 (IV)
Energy intensity (million BTU per USD) 0.18
CO2 emissions (metric tons CO2 per capita) 1.48
Population Access to Electricity (%) 75.0
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Index Commentary

India moves up two places in the overall Index rankings, largely on the strength of improved energy security. As one of the ‘Highly-industrialed’ countries, India has dimensional rankings that are typical of the group. It has a stronger energy security performance, followed by a weaker energy equity result and a very poor performance on the environmental sustainability dimension. From an energy security standpoint, the energy consumption growth rate slows considerably this year. Meanwhile the energy infrastructure remains unstable with transmission and distribution losses, both technical and non-technical, equal to 23% of electricity generated. Energy equity performance is flat but still low. High gasoline prices and expensive electricity means that only 75% of the population has access to electricity. India’s environmental sustainability ranking continues to be its weakest, with air and water quality and CO2 emissions from electricity generation remaining large challenges for the rapidly-developing country. Contextual performance is stable across the board, with economic strength still ranking as India’s best contextual dimension.