- There are 862,000 power sector jobs in the [R]evolution scenario in India in 2010, and 817,000 in the Reference scenario.
- In 2020, job numbers fall in the Reference scenario, but the[R]evolution scenario reaches 949,000.
- Job numbers in the [R]evolution scenario continue to grow,reaching 1 million by 2030, compared to 706,000 in the Reference scenario.
Figure 3.34 shows overall strong growth in the [R]evolution scenario contrasts with continuing job losses in the Reference scenario. Under the [R]evolution scenario electricity use in India is reduced by 8% in 2020 compared to the Reference case, and by12% in 2030. This will require a program of retrofitting buildings,potentially creating large numbers of energy efficiency jobs.
It is assumed that all manufacturing occurs within the region by2030, and that India exports nearly 25% of inter-regionally traded renewable energy components. Technology exports account for 5%of energy supply jobs by 2020. In comparison, the Reference scenario shows falling employment, mainly in coal associated jobs.
Over time, there are losses in employment associated with coal generation in both scenarios, but in the [R]evolution scenario these are more than compensated for by gains in the renewable sector.Biomass and wind show particularly strong growth.