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Energy Economist

Aliases: Energy Analyst

Industry/Sector(s): Education, Training and Research


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks an Energy Economist is expected to perform include:

  • Undertaking policy research and formulating policies and programmes for efficient use of energy and its conservation
  • Undertaking research for strengthening energy auditing/energy management capabilities in the country
  • Assisting in implementation of energy efficiency programmes
  • Benchmarking energy consumption in the industry
  • Benchmarking power generation, transmission and distribution
  • Promoting energy efficient technologies
  • Designing and implementing standards and labelling programme for appliances
  • Assisting in preparation of Energy Conservation Building Codes
  • Co-ordinating with state authorities in implementation of promoting awareness programmes for school children
  • Developing performance contract and promoting energy service companies
  • Developing innovative financial mechanisms for adoption of energy efficiency in industries and commerce
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It is not a desk job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs may be available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Organizations usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from organization to organization
  • Shift system may be available
  • Overtime may be required
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This may vary from organization to organization​

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 3

Preferably, B.E. (electrical) or Master’s in physics/chemistry/economics

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge of energy analysis and planning tools
  • Knowledge of energy systems and database management tools
  • Ability to deliver outputs within prescribed time, budget and quality standards
  • In-depth knowledge of the application of comprehensive life cycle assessments to the analysis of different energy and electricity generating options including externalities in an energy system context
  • Proficient in quantitative methods and computing techniques 
  • Knowledge of various ways to save energy or energy conservation
  • Basic knowledge of energy management/distribution policies
  • Knowledge of labelling guidelines for different appliances
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Good communication skills
  • Hard-working​
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
  • Engineering colleges across India
  • Universities offering science across India  
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

http://unipune.ac.in/Syllabi_PDF/revised_2011/engg/BEElectricalEngg2008SYLLABUS.pdf

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 4

Assistant Energy Economist → Energy Economist → Senior Energy Economist → Chief Energy Economist

The progression is indicative

EXPECTED EARNINGS 3
  • ​For new entrants - Rs 37,400 to Rs 67,000 per month

These figures are indicative and subject to change​

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 3
Some organizations hire new entrants too
PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 3
  • Government energy department
  • Private electricity co​mpanies​
KEYWORDS 
  • Energy Economist
  • Energy Analyst
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20152631.0200Energy Economist
ISCO 20082631 Economists
NIC 200872100Research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering
QP ReferenceNot availableNot available
NSQFNot availableNot available
REFERENCES 
1
National Classification of Occupations Division 2
2http://www.ccdisabilities.nic.in/page.php?s=reg&t=def&p=list_jobsNew
3https://www.beeindia.gov.in/content/careers
4http://dget.nic.in/upload/uploadfiles/files/publication/Des-Div-2.pdf
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