Topic of the Day – State Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index (SEEPI)

UPSC Exam Preparation: Topic of the Day – State Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index (SEEPI)

Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and NITI Aayog jointly released the 1st edition of the State Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index (SEEPI). The index is a part of its commitment to create awareness about energy efficiency as a resource and also to develop an action plan for energy conservation initiatives across the country.

  • It is launched on the basis of 63 parameters.
  • The index accessed and analyzed the state policies, programmes aimed at improving energy efficiency in various sectors such as buildings, industries, municipalities, transportation, agriculture, and electricity distribution.
  • The energy consumption and the potential to conserve energy by each of the states were also measured by this index.
  • The financing mechanisms, institutional capacity, adoption of energy efficiency measures and energy savings achieved formed the basis for analysis
  • Based on the findings and analysis, the states have been classified under four main categories:
  • Front Runner states
  • Achiever states
  • Contender states
  • Aspirant states

 

Inferences based on the State Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index:

  • As per the first edition, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, and Rajasthan are the Front Runner states.
  • Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Haryana have been categorized in the second-best category of ‘achiever’ states. 

 

Energy conservation guidelines for energy-intensive industries:

As a part of the Indo-Japan Energy Dialogue, Energy Conservation Centre of Japan (ECCJ) and Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) have developed Energy Conservation Guidelines for energy-intensive industries covering both large as well as MSMEs.

  • The guidelines for energy-intensive industries will help the industries establish a systematic mechanism for improving the energy efficiency for major energy consuming utilities.
  • They would serve as a ready reference for standard and target benchmarked energy performance values for major energy consuming equipment in turn, improving the overall energy performance of the industry.

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