The report on State Energy Efficiency Index (SEEI) 2021-22 has been released during the review, planning and monitoring meeting of states and state utilities. The index developed by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency in association with Alliance for an Energy-Efficient Economy, assesses the annual progress of states and union territories in energy efficiency implementation, for 2020-21 and 2021-22. It provides insights on focus areas of intervention with respect to state-level policy adoption, effective implementation, and monitoring.
- Twenty-eight states have higher total scores in SEEI 2021-22 than in SEEI 2020. Out of these, three states have shown a significant improvement, increasing their score by over 20 points, and eight states have improved their score by a lower margin of 10-20 points.
- In SEEI 2021-22, five states, namely, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Rajasthan and Telangana are in the front runner category, while four states of Assam, Haryana, Maharashtra, and Punjab are in the achiever category. Meanwhile, eight states/UTs of Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, and Uttar Pradesh are in the contender category.
- Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Assam and Chandigarh are the top-performing states in their respective state groups.
- Only two states, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, have constituted energy conservation cells and unit offices to capture data related to energy efficiency programmes in various sectors. The state designated agencies should develop and implement standardised protocols for economy-wide capture of energy efficient initiatives and their outcomes on a regular basis.