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Clean energy to generator 300K new jobs by 2022: Study

Labour-intensive rooftop solar segment to employ 70% of the new workforce

BS B2B Bureau  |  Mumbai 

Clean energy to generator 300K new jobs by 2022: Study

More than 300,000 new workers can be employed in and jobs and more than 1 million total employment opportunities can be created in achieving India’s ambitious goals to install 160 gigawatts (GW) of renewable power by 2022, according to a study of the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).  

The labour-intensive rooftop segment will employ 70 percent of the new workforce, creating seven times more jobs than large-scale projects such as farms.

CEEW-study also finds that strong growth in the domestic manufacturing industry could provide full time employment for an additional 45,000 people in India. The study calculates both the number of full-time jobs that will be created by the and sector, as well as the number of workers that will be required to join the sectoral workforce full-time by 2022.

The study estimates that India’s goals have the potential to put 34,583 people to work in power, 58,647 in utility and 237,980 in rooftop jobs over the next five years.

jobs will be well distributed across India with Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. jobs, like capacity, are likely to be concentrated in a few states that have high potential.

and NRDC's study captures a new dimension in accurately assessing manpower requirements in the and domain. This study builds on earlier analyses on the subject considering national objectives to meet India’s international commitments. It makes the path of Skill Council of Green Jobs more clear and visible in terms of capturing the opportunity of employability in India's and sector,” said Dr Praveen Saxena, CEO of Skill Council of Green Jobs.

Nehmat Kaur, who works with NRDC’s India team, added, “expansion is generating thousands of new jobs while meeting India's climate and economic goals. With this tremendous opportunity, India is stepping up as a global leader in demonstrating how a growing economy can scale up renewables, generate employment and provide access in the face of rising energy demands.”

Neeraj Kuldeep, Programme Associate, CEEW, informed, “80 percent of the new workforce will be employed during the construction phase. However, despite these being contractual jobs, the large pipeline of projects creates enough opportunities for workers to stay employed. Additionally, since most of these jobs are in the rooftop PV segment, central and state governments must provide greater policy support to the rooftop sector.”

Over the past three years, and have annually surveyed India’s and companies, developers, and manufacturers to collect accurate, market-based information on jobs created, workforce employed, and the skills required to achieve India’s goals. The government should support development of training centers led by the private sector to source construction jobs locally since jobs are well distributed among states.

India’s rapidly expanding and energy sectors employed more than 21,000 people in 2016-2017. An additional 25,000 people will be employed over the coming year. India’s workforce comprises of installers, maintenance workers, engineers, technicians, and performance data monitors. 

First Published: Fri, June 23 2017. 15:06 IST
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Clean energy to generator 300K new jobs by 2022: Study

Labour-intensive rooftop solar segment to employ 70% of the new workforce

Labour-intensive rooftop solar segment to employ 70% of the new workforce
More than 300,000 new workers can be employed in and jobs and more than 1 million total employment opportunities can be created in achieving India’s ambitious goals to install 160 gigawatts (GW) of renewable power by 2022, according to a study of the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).  

The labour-intensive rooftop segment will employ 70 percent of the new workforce, creating seven times more jobs than large-scale projects such as farms.

CEEW-study also finds that strong growth in the domestic manufacturing industry could provide full time employment for an additional 45,000 people in India. The study calculates both the number of full-time jobs that will be created by the and sector, as well as the number of workers that will be required to join the sectoral workforce full-time by 2022.

The study estimates that India’s goals have the potential to put 34,583 people to work in power, 58,647 in utility and 237,980 in rooftop jobs over the next five years.

jobs will be well distributed across India with Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. jobs, like capacity, are likely to be concentrated in a few states that have high potential.

and NRDC's study captures a new dimension in accurately assessing manpower requirements in the and domain. This study builds on earlier analyses on the subject considering national objectives to meet India’s international commitments. It makes the path of Skill Council of Green Jobs more clear and visible in terms of capturing the opportunity of employability in India's and sector,” said Dr Praveen Saxena, CEO of Skill Council of Green Jobs.

Nehmat Kaur, who works with NRDC’s India team, added, “expansion is generating thousands of new jobs while meeting India's climate and economic goals. With this tremendous opportunity, India is stepping up as a global leader in demonstrating how a growing economy can scale up renewables, generate employment and provide access in the face of rising energy demands.”

Neeraj Kuldeep, Programme Associate, CEEW, informed, “80 percent of the new workforce will be employed during the construction phase. However, despite these being contractual jobs, the large pipeline of projects creates enough opportunities for workers to stay employed. Additionally, since most of these jobs are in the rooftop PV segment, central and state governments must provide greater policy support to the rooftop sector.”

Over the past three years, and have annually surveyed India’s and companies, developers, and manufacturers to collect accurate, market-based information on jobs created, workforce employed, and the skills required to achieve India’s goals. The government should support development of training centers led by the private sector to source construction jobs locally since jobs are well distributed among states.

India’s rapidly expanding and energy sectors employed more than 21,000 people in 2016-2017. An additional 25,000 people will be employed over the coming year. India’s workforce comprises of installers, maintenance workers, engineers, technicians, and performance data monitors. 

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Clean energy to generator 300K new jobs by 2022: Study

Labour-intensive rooftop solar segment to employ 70% of the new workforce

More than 300,000 new workers can be employed in and jobs and more than 1 million total employment opportunities can be created in achieving India’s ambitious goals to install 160 gigawatts (GW) of renewable power by 2022, according to a study of the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).  

The labour-intensive rooftop segment will employ 70 percent of the new workforce, creating seven times more jobs than large-scale projects such as farms.

CEEW-study also finds that strong growth in the domestic manufacturing industry could provide full time employment for an additional 45,000 people in India. The study calculates both the number of full-time jobs that will be created by the and sector, as well as the number of workers that will be required to join the sectoral workforce full-time by 2022.

The study estimates that India’s goals have the potential to put 34,583 people to work in power, 58,647 in utility and 237,980 in rooftop jobs over the next five years.

jobs will be well distributed across India with Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. jobs, like capacity, are likely to be concentrated in a few states that have high potential.

and NRDC's study captures a new dimension in accurately assessing manpower requirements in the and domain. This study builds on earlier analyses on the subject considering national objectives to meet India’s international commitments. It makes the path of Skill Council of Green Jobs more clear and visible in terms of capturing the opportunity of employability in India's and sector,” said Dr Praveen Saxena, CEO of Skill Council of Green Jobs.

Nehmat Kaur, who works with NRDC’s India team, added, “expansion is generating thousands of new jobs while meeting India's climate and economic goals. With this tremendous opportunity, India is stepping up as a global leader in demonstrating how a growing economy can scale up renewables, generate employment and provide access in the face of rising energy demands.”

Neeraj Kuldeep, Programme Associate, CEEW, informed, “80 percent of the new workforce will be employed during the construction phase. However, despite these being contractual jobs, the large pipeline of projects creates enough opportunities for workers to stay employed. Additionally, since most of these jobs are in the rooftop PV segment, central and state governments must provide greater policy support to the rooftop sector.”

Over the past three years, and have annually surveyed India’s and companies, developers, and manufacturers to collect accurate, market-based information on jobs created, workforce employed, and the skills required to achieve India’s goals. The government should support development of training centers led by the private sector to source construction jobs locally since jobs are well distributed among states.

India’s rapidly expanding and energy sectors employed more than 21,000 people in 2016-2017. An additional 25,000 people will be employed over the coming year. India’s workforce comprises of installers, maintenance workers, engineers, technicians, and performance data monitors. 

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