Key Messages

Karnataka is the fifth most industrialised state in India and among the top producers of cement (~15 Mt) and iron and steel (~10 Mt). The industrial sector is a dominant electricity consumer with over 28% share of the state’s total electricity consumptioncurrently. This sector will continue to be a dominant consumer of electricity till 2030, with its share being in excess of 20%. Within the organised industry sector, cement and iron and steel plants alone account for over 42% of the total industrial electricity demand.

Harnessing Waste Heat for Power Generation in Karnataka Policy Note