• Ministry of Power recently released State Energy Efficiency Index 2021-22.
  • SEEI assesses the annual progress of states and UTs in energy efficiency (EE) implementation.
  • It improves data collection, enables cross-state collaboration, and develops EE program
  • Index uses 51 indicators across seven sectors: buildings, industry, municipality, transport, agriculture, distribution companies (DISCOMs), and cross-sectoral initiatives.
  • Index has been developed by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) in collaboration with Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE).
    • AEEE is an industry led, membership based not-for-profit organization that drives EE markets and policies in India.
  • Findings
    • Categorizes states and UTs as ‘Front runner’ (>60), ‘Achiever’ (50-60), ‘Contender’ (30-49.5), and ‘Aspirant’ (<30).
    • Front Runner states: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Rajasthan and Telangana.
      • Telangana and Andhra Pradesh showed most improvement since the last index.
    • Achiever states– Assam ,Haryana, Maharashtra, Punjab.

About Bureau of Energy Efficiency

  • The Bureau of Energy Efficiency is a statutory body established under the Energy Conservation Act, 2001 to assist in developing policies and strategies with a thrust on self-regulation and market principles.
  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Important functions
    • Create awareness and disseminate information on energy efficiency and conservation.
    • Promote innovative financing of energy efficiency projects.
    • Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) sets minimum energy standards for certain new commercial buildings.

Perform Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme under National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency(NMEEE).

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