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According to the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), the average per capita electricity consumption in India is about 704 kWh as compared to global world wide per capita consumption of 2,752 kWh. The Government of India is keen to increase per capita consumption of energy to raise living standards in the country. An average Indian consumes 0.53 tonnesof oil equivalent (TOE) of energy compared to the global average of 1.82 TOE.Higher economic growth is driving income growth, which in turn is driving up industrial investment and fuel consumption. In general, demand exceeds supply and there is a broad-based energy shortage, which is either met by imports or remains unmet.