Energy Economist

Energy Analyst

Minimum B.E. (Electrical) or Masters in Physics/Chemistry/Economics

Preferably minimum 10 years of experience in relevant field

The tasks an Energy Economist is expected to perform include:

Undertaking policy research and formulating policies and programmes for efficient use of energy and its conservation

Undertaking research for strengthening energy auditing/energy management capabilities in the country

Assisting in implementation of energy efficiency programmes

Benchmarking energy consumption in the industry

Benchmarking power generation, transmission and distribution

Promoting energy efficient technologies

Designing and implementing standards and labelling programme for appliances

Assisting in preparation of Energy Conservation Building Codes

Co-ordinating with state authorities in implementation of promoting awareness programmes for school children

Developing performance contract and promoting energy service companies

Developing innovative financial mechanisms for adoption of energy efficiency in industries and commerce

Knowledge of energy analysis and planning tools

Knowledge of energy systems and database management tools

Ability to deliver outputs within prescribed time, budget and quality standards

In-depth knowledge of the application of comprehensive life cycle assessments to the analysis of different energy and electricity generating options, including externalities, in an energy system context

Proficient in quantitative methods and computing techniques

Knowledge of various ways to save energy or energy conservation

Basic knowledge of energy management/distribution policies

Knowledge of labelling guidelines for different appliances

Not applicable

Good communication and interpersonal skills

Analytical mind

Attention to detail







It is a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act 1948 (section 87)

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 37,000 to INR 67,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Trend of Education, Training & Research in India

According to IBEF, India is an important educational centre in the global education industry. India has more than 1.4 million schools and more than 35,000 higher education institutes. India has one of the largest higher education systems in the world and there is still a lot of potential for further development in the education system. India's online education market size is expected to touch US$ 40 billion by 2017. The RNCOS report titled, Booming Distance Education Market Outlook 2018 expects the distance education market in India to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 34% during 2013-14 to 2017-18.

The Government of India has set an ambitious target of adding 10,000 MW of wind energy every year, which is five times the total capacity addition in the previous fiscal. The demand for electricity in the country has been growing at a rapid rate and is expected to grow further in the years to come. In order to meet the increasing requirement of electricity, massive addition to the installed generating capacity in the country is required. As per the International Energy Agency (IEA) publication on World Energy Statistics 2013, India ranks 5th in Electricity production and 110th in the per-capita consumption of electricity. The investment climate is positive in the power sector. Due to the policy of liberalization, the sector has witnessed higher investment flows than envisaged. The growing consumption the production is still lagging behind, with many areas in India still without electricity. Therefore, the career of an Energy Economist has a bright future in India and opportunities are only going to rise in the coming years.

Government energy department

Private electricity companies

Cities and towns across India