- Aug 19, 2009
No I am not mad and you are wrong about the total installed capacity. It is roughly around 6.4 TW, not 4.4 TW. Your figures are outdated. China's capacity is now 2.5 TW which is twice what it was 7-8 years ago. And that total installed capacity has steadily increased since the Industrial Age. Do not forget about the industrialization of Africa. As Africa enters into the Industrial Age, its power capacity and consumption will also increase. India's consumption will increase as its citizens start demanding more of that lifestyle being practiced in US, Europe, Japan, & South Korea. The high standard of living comes with its own cost and that is vastly increased power consumption whether you like it or not.Are you mad? 6.6 TW of installed capacity? The total installed capacity currently on this planet is 4.4 TW.
And you forget that I am also including the electrical equivalent of oil consumption & supply. If we wish to transition to a nearly 100% EV world in cars, trains, trucks, and maybe planes (highly unlikely but you never know), then this is what we require in order for India to achieve the high standard of living.