Demand Analysis of Cooling (By Sector) in India in 2017 and 2027


First time in India, this is a comprehensive view of nationwide cooling energy needs from various sectors. It is an aggregation of the cooling demand and the emission impact by 2027, exploring two scenarios – business-as-usual and improved.


Various sectors of cooling are addressed in this project. The methodology comprises multiple input sources, top-down and bottom-up validations, and key inputs and assumptions based on expert consultations.

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Expected outcomes

1. Aggregation of Cooling Demand by 2027

Based on the projected growth trends, the cooling demand of different sectors shall be aggregated for the two different scenarios i.e. BAU and Improved Scenarios from 2017 to 2027.

2. Indirect and Direct Emission Impact in CO2e

Both indirect emissions, due to energy use, and direct emissions, due to leakage of refrigerant, shall be estimated from 2017 to 2027.

3. Recommendations

Characterised by a holistic analysis of cooling demand across different sectors, recommendations shall be made in the form of a policy brief for the government and key stakeholders. These shall include a range of improvements comprising technological, operational, market & behavioural interventions, efficient building strategies, a shift towards low carbon refrigerants, and better servicing practices.