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State Energy Efficiency Index Report 2021-22

Focus: GS II: Government policies and Interventions

Why in News?

Recently, the Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy released the report of the State Energy Efficiency Index (SEEI) 2021-22 in New Delhi.

State Energy Efficiency Index Report:

  • The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) developed SEEI in association with the Alliance for an Energy-Efficient Economy (AEEE).
  • The 2021-22 SEEI has an updated framework of 50 indicators aligned with national priorities.
  • Programme-specific indicators have been included this year to track outcomes and impacts of state-level energy efficiency initiatives.
Key highlights:
  • Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Rajasthan, and Telangana are in the Front Runner category (>60 points).
  • Assam, Haryana, Maharashtra, and Punjab are in the Achiever category (50-60 points).
  • Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, and Chandigarh are the top-performing states in their respective state groups.
  • Telangana and Andhra Pradesh showed the most improvement since the last index.
Bureau of Energy Efficiency:
  • The BEE was established on 1st March 2002 under the provisions of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001.
  • Objective: To reduce the energy intensity of the Indian economy.
  • It coordinates with designated consumers, designated agencies, and other organizations.
  • It recognizes, identifies, and utilizes existing resources and infrastructure to perform the functions assigned to it under the Energy Conservation Act.

March 2024