State Energy Efficiency Index 2019

State Energy Efficiency Index 2019

Question: Consider the following statement:
(1) The first “State Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index 2018”, was launched on August 1, 2018.
(2) The top-performing states for 2019 are Haryana, Kerala and Karnataka, are in the ‘Achiever’ category.
Choose the correct one:
(a) Only(1)
(b) Only(2)
(c) Both(1) and (2)
(d) None of the above
Answer :(c)
Related facts:

  • The government has released the ‘State Energy Efficiency Index 2019’.
  • The Index tracks the progress of Energy Efficiency (EE) initiatives in states and union territories based on 97 significant indicators.
  • Assessment is based on their efforts and achievements in policy and regulation, financing mechanisms, institutional capacity, adoption of energy efficiency measures and energy savings achieved.
  • The index incorporates qualitative, quantitative and outcome-based indicators to assess energy efficiency initiatives, programs and outcomes in five distinct sectors – buildings, industry, municipalities, transport, agriculture, and DISCOMs.

Details about the Index:

  • The first “State Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index 2018”, was launched on August 1, 2018.
  • The index is developed by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) in association with Alliance for an Energy-Efficient Economy (AEEE).
  • The 2019 index has included new indicators like the adoption of Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) 2017, energy efficiency in MSME clusters, etc.
  • Data collection: The required data were collected from the concerned state departments such as DISCOMs, Urban Development departments and other departments with the help of State Designated Agencies (SDAs).

Key facts:

  • For rational comparison, States/UTs are grouped into four groups based on aggregated Total Primary Energy Supply (TPES) required to meet the state’s actual energy demand (electricity, coal, oil, gas, etc.) across sectors.
  • The index categorizes states as ‘Front Runner’, ‘Achiever’, ‘Contender’ and ‘Aspirant’ based on their efforts and achievements towards energy efficiency implementation.
  • The top-performing states for 2019 are Haryana, Kerala and Karnataka, are in the ‘Achiever’ category.
  • Manipur, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand and Rajasthan performed the worst in the Aspirant groups.
  • Since there isn’t state in the ‘Front runner’ category, it can be inferred that a lot more can be done at the state level to realise energy savings from energy efficiency.
  • TPES grouping helps states compare their performance and share best practices within their peer group.
  • The index will help states contribute towards national goals on energy security and climate action by helping drive EE policies and program implementation at the state and local level.
  • It will track progress in managing the states’ and India’s energy footprint and institutionalizing the data capture and monitoring of EE activities by states.

Links:
https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1599010
https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/bee-launches-state-energy-efficiency-index-2019/article30533640.ece

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