Energy Efficiency is central to India’s sustainable development goals – 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), and 13 (Climate Action).

States have a vital role in India’s energy efficiency policy implementation and in meeting state-specific goals on sustainable development in the most energy-efficient way. In each state, the State Designated Agency established under the Energy Conservation Act 2001 (EC Act) has been empowered by the EC Act to co-ordinate, regulate and enforce the provisions of the EC Act within the state. SDAs also play a vital role in promoting energy efficiency among energy consumers in all sectors of the state – agriculture, buildings, industries, municipalities, and transport, as well as in power generation, transmission, and distribution.

The first such Index, the State Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index, was launched on August 1st, 2018. The State Energy Efficiency Index 2019 draws on the previous index and has enhanced the indicator framework to include ECBC 2017, adoption of e-mobility, energy efficiency in MSME clusters, energy savings, and institutional reforms such as independent SDAs and collaboration between SDAs and state departments.

State Energy Efficiency Index 2019 has 97 indicators covering all demand sectors – buildings, industry, municipalities, transport, agriculture – and DISCOMs. Thirty-six states and union territories have been assessed in State EE Index 2019. The SEEI 2019 development exercise had three phases, as illustrated below:

Design phase

  • Finalisation of 97 indicators for assessment
  • Allocation of maximum score per sector, and finalisation of scoring criteria
  • Grouping of states in 4 groups based on Total Primary Energy Supply (TPES) required to meet states’ actual energy demand

Data Collection phase

  • Orientation of states* for data collection
  • Validation of data submitted by states
  • Research and consultation to fill data gaps

Evaluation phase

  • Evaluation and validation of data
  • Scoring of data
  • Final reviews by SDAs and BEE
  • Classification of states based on their performance

*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) nominated by BEE. Apart from the data furnished by SDAs, AEEE also guided SDAs to fetch data from various central government organisations.