State Energy Efficiency Index 2021-22


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    • The Ministry of Power has released the State Energy Efficiency Index (SEEI) 2021-22.

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    • There are four categories in the index i.e. Front Runner, Achiever, Contender and Aspirant.
      • Front Runner category (>60 points) It has 5 states – Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Rajasthan and Telangana.
      • Achiever Category (50-60 points)  Assam ,Haryana, Maharashtra, Punjab.
    • The objective of the Index is driving decarbonisation efforts in states and outlining recommendations to help states drive change in energy efficiency, which will contribute towards the fulfilment of SDGs and NDC.

    About State Energy Efficiency Index

    • The State Energy Efficiency Index (SEEI) 2021-22 is developed by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) in association with Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE). 
    • SEEI is a tool designed to track Energy Efficiency initiatives in the states and UTs.
    •  It provides insights on focus areas of intervention with respect to state-level policy adoption, effective implementation, and monitoring. 

    About  Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)

    • The Bureau of Energy Efficiency was established under the Energy Conservation Act, 2001 to assist in developing policies and strategies with a thrust on self-regulation and market principles. 
    • The Energy Conservation Act provides for regulatory and promotional functions.
    • HQ: New Delhi

    Source: PIB