Meeting Highlights of AEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Background

The Government of India has made good strides in Energy Efficiency over last 15 years since the enactment of the groundbreaking Energy Conservation Act in 2001. This Act was instrumental in the formation of the Bureau of Energy efficiency (BEE) and the State Designated Agencies (SDA) in the States. It also put in place the much needed institutional framework that had been missing so far.

Since then, BEE has developed the Energy Conservation Building Code, a fairly successful Standards and Labelling programme for the most energy - intensive appliances and an ambitious and innovative industrial energy efficiency program, Perform Achieve and Trade (PAT). SDAs have been key drivers in implementing Energy Efficiency programmes in states. Another milestone is NITI Aayog’s recently launched energy scenario building policy tool India Energy Security Scenarios (IESS) 2047 which offers a platform to facilitate academic and policy discourse about potential pathways for the Indian energy sector. This would enable prioritising potential policy interventions for deeper analysis. There is substantial potential to impact energy efficiency and reduce energy demand by 2047.

Objective

Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE) is undertaking the preparation of the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard for each of the 29 Indian States, to

  • Highlight energy efficiency efforts and achievements
  • Recognise leaders and encourage healthy competition
  • Identify best practices

AEEE will collaborate closely with NITI Aayog, BEE and SDAs in reaching out to different State level actors, to collect data in public domain and government data. This will enable successful design, implementation and publication of the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. AEEE is also conducting regional ECBC workshops in 2017 in collaboration with NITI Aayog, BEE and SDAs.

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), which has developed the highly successful US State EE Scorecard and International EE Scorecard, is supporting AEEE in this initiative.

The State Energy Efficiency Scorecard indicators and criteria have been developed based on the energy demand in various sectors (buildings, industry, transport, etc.), the potential to reduce demand in these sectors and the States’ role in effecting energy efficiency. The scorecard comprises both qualitative and quantitative indicators, including

  • Policies & regulations, action plans, programs & schemes developed by States
  • Implementation of Central & State government Energy Efficiency policies & schemes
  • Energy savings achieved

Courtesy - Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE)