Energy Data Services (EDS) cuts across AEEE’s thematic verticals of Buildings & Communities, Power Utilities & Electric Mobility, and Industrial Energy Efficiency & ESCOs. It works on advance end-use energy data analytics, split by sector, fuel, and activity, to design and implement energy efficiency interventions. Since end-use energy data is grossly inadequate in India, EDS is sharply focussed on closing this data gap, and subsequently creating actionable data-based insights using analytical and visualisation tools. Its end objective is to support data-driven policymaking, spur markets for energy efficiency products and services, and nudge consumer behaviour, as definitive strides towards India’s clean energy transition and climate action goals.
Towards Climate-Smart Hospitals in India
In partnership with Centre for Chronic Disease Control (CCDC), we are designing and undertaking the first-ever nationwide hospital energy survey in India as a step towards climate-smart healthcare, driven by Health Care Without Harm. The survey will cover ~1000 hospitals across 5 climate zones and 18 states and comprise 75+ data points per hospital. These data points will include operational characteristics, business metrics, building-level energy consumption and onsite generation, and end-use system characteristics. The survey data will be used by different stakeholder groups to effect positive changes at the ecosystem level:
- Policymakers: Develop and update energy benchmarks, codes, and standards for different hospital typologies; mainstream the use of renewable energy in rural hospitals to improve healthcare delivery.
- Hospital owners: Benchmark against peers to manage energy consumption and strengthen ESG goals.
- Energy efficiency businesses: Work with hospital owners to identify and implement climate-smart solutions.