China and India both roughly doubled their electricity generation over the last ten years. China will likely slow down electricity generation to a 50-70% increase by 2030. India will likely still double power usage.
India currently has the third-highest power generation in the world. India consumed 1636 TWh of electricity in 2018. This was behind China at 7051 TWh and the USA at 4417 TWh. Russia was fourth with 1127 TWh.
India is expected to increase electricity consumption to 3000 TWh in 2030. China will likely be generating about 12000 TWh in 2030.
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