State Energy Efficiency Index 2020

State Energy Efficiency Index 2020

 

               ABOUT

  • Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has developed the State Energy Efficiency Index in association with Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE) to:
  • Help drive EE policies and program implementation at the state and local level
  • Highlight best practices and encourage healthy competition among states
  • Track progress in managing the states’ and India’s energy footprint
  • Set a baseline for EE efforts and provide a foundation to set state specific EE targets
  • Institutionalize data capture and monitoring of EE activities by states, especially by State Designated Agencies (SDAs)

        KEY FINDINGS

  • The State Energy Efficiency Index categorises states as ‘Front Runner’, ‘Achiever’, ‘Contender’ and ‘Aspirant’ based upon their efforts and achievements towards energy efficiency implementation
  • SEEI 2020 has assessed the performance of 36 states and Union territories in energy efficiency (EE) using 68 qualitative, quantitative, and outcome-based indicators aggregating to a maximum score of 100 across six sectors.

      RANKING BASED ON SCORES

CATEGORY

SCORE

Aspirant

<30 points

Contender

30-50 points

Achiever

50-60 points

Front Runner

>60 points

 

2020 SCORING FOR VARIOUS STATES

STATE

SCORES

Karnataka

70

Rajasthan

61

Haryana

59.5

Punjab

58

Maharashtra

57.5

Kerala

53

Tamil Nadu

51.5

Andhra Pradesh

50.5

Uttar Pradesh

35.5

Gujarat

34

 

     STEPS TAKEN BY KARNATAKA

  • Karnataka, which has ranked first on the index, took several initiatives to upscale energy efficiency
  • It carried out an assessment of energy efficiency initiatives across all sectors in the state.
  • The study evaluated the impacts of initiatives on energy savings, economic savings, emission mitigation, social impacts, and utilization of funds. The assessment helped the state provide sufficient data and outcome-based indicators
  • The SEEI report said that Karnataka had developed several innovative programs to promote:
    • Energy efficiency in street lighting
    • Electric mobility (e-mobility) and charging infrastructure, water pumping, sewage treatment, and a smart grid pilot program
  • It also provided incentives and subsidies to promote:
    •  Green buildings
    • Energy audits of industries, buildings, and other facilities
    • Electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure deployment, and
    • Energy-efficient technology adoption in industries

    STEPS TAKEN BY RAJASTHAN

  • Rajasthan was the second-best performer with 61 points out of 100 on the index. Rajasthan outshone its previous scores in all sectors.
  • The state had taken measures to set up energy-saving targets for energy efficiency in street lighting, water and sewerage, and non-Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) industries.
  •  It also appointed agencies to conduct periodic energy audits of street lighting, water and sewerage infrastructure, and water treatment systems.
  • Rajasthan is one of the few states that reported a measurement, reporting, and verification mechanism for evaluating demand-side management (DSM) programs.

    SEGMENTS ON WHICH SCORES MAJORLY DEPEND

  1. Industry  
  • Industries account for the highest energy consumption in India. The sector also has maximum energy saving potential through energy efficiency management and innovative technology deployment.
  • Several states have offered financial incentives for energy efficiency implementation in industries, including incentives for conducting energy audits and implementing its recommendations, low-interest loans, and subsidies for the adoption of energy-saving equipment and facilities.
  1. Buildings
  • Buildings cover India’s second-highest final energy consumption and are expected to grow by 45% up to 2027 from the 2017 baseline.
  • In all, 28 states have improved their scores in this sector from the previous index because of improvements in policy and regulations, financial mechanisms, and the adoption of energy efficiency measures.
  • However, none of the states provided any comprehensive data on energy savings in commercial and public buildings
  1. Transport
  • To promote e-mobility, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Puducherry, and Tamil Nadu provide incentives for private EVs, commercial EVs, and charging infrastructure.
  • The incentives include tax rebates, exemption of registration fees, capital subsidies on EVs, tariff capping on charging infrastructure, and a duty rebate on EV components.

DISCOMs

  • The report noted that a few states had fared better in this sector due to improved policy and regulations, energy efficiency measures, and energy savings
  • The report observed that all states and UTs, except Arunachal Pradesh, Kerala, Ladakh, Uttarakhand, and West Bengal, had notified deviation settlement mechanism (DSM) regulations
  1. Agriculture
  • The DSM program includes solarisation of off-grid and grid-connected agricultural pumps, energy-efficient pumps’ use, agriculture feeder separation, and awareness campaign on energy-efficient farming practices among farmers
  1. Municipalities
  • The report notes that 22 states adopted energy-efficient technologies in water pumping and sewerage systems.
  • While six states had targets for energy savings in municipal services, ten states had designated entities to support energy efficiency initiatives in municipalities.
  • Rajasthan is the top-performing state in this sector, followed by Karnataka, Punjab, Haryana, and Telangana.

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