India’s northern state blackout affecting 360 million people is a testament as to why the “I” in BRIC needs a reliable supply of electricity above all else. Northern India has faced power outages this summer due to, among other reasons, a lack of fuel for power generation. In the short term, this has everything to do with keeping the lights on. In the longer term, the electricity-fuel issue has everything to do with the economic development of the Indian state and its people. In fueling its future, India is looking at neighboring Myanmar as one source for ensuring the lights don’t go out again.