The present study is an attempt to analyze the potential of biomass energy for power generation in India. India being an agrarian economy needs to review the management of the surplus waste it produces from agriculture, forestry etc. Power capacity of the plant is the technical input and the surplus biomass availability is the raw material suited to this carbon neutral energy form. The key factors with respect to infrastructure and their relationship with unutilized renewable energy is taken up. In the study given, the power potential of the region is a proxy variable for the renewable energy unutilized. For the purpose of the study, the technique of multiple regression will be used with power potential as the regressed and power capacity and surplus as the repressors. Once the availability and magnitude of these factors from reliable sources are taken into consideration, and a suitable statistical tool i.e. Multiple Regression is used to study their relationship with the dependent variable, the study delves into the possible reasons behind leaving the renewable energy unutilized despite its significant relationship with the aforementioned aspects of infrastructure. The research paper will also look into the future scope of biomass energy in India as compared to other energy sources.
Keywords : Biomass Surplus, Power Capacity, Power Potential, Renewable Energy, Multiple regression.