India can achieve its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) on climate change only if each state and UT steer their climate actions and become leaders in implementing them at various local levels. Energy efficiency (EE) is crucial to India’s goal of reducing emissions intensity of its GDP by 33 to 35 percent between 2005 and 2030. To this effect, states and UTs have a strategic role to mainstream energy efficiency in their sustainable development policies. All the State Governments / UT Administrations have designated an agency as State Designated Agency (SDA) to coordinate, regulate and enforce the provisions of the Energy Conservation (EC) Act 2001 within the state.

The State & Local Actions team work to strengthen states’ institutional capacity to use data to identify & monitor EE interventions using the State Energy Efficiency Index. We advocate EE as an integral part of State development policy - with other environmental, economic and livelihood goals attuned to the states’ socio-economic priorities. We support states in EE policy formulation and provide a convening platform for State Designated Agencies and Industry.

Flagship programmes

State Energy Efficiency Index

The State Energy Efficiency Index, developed by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE), is an annual index to track and measure EE progress in states and UTs. It institutionalizes energy data capture by the SDAs and is aimed at transitioning EE adoption in states through a data-driven approach. It help the SDAs to identify areas for EE interventions, drive EE policies and programmes and set optimal energy savings targets. The index started in 2018 and is currently in its third edition.

It comprises of a framework of 60+ quantitative, qualitative and outcome-based indicators that assesses progress in policy and regulations, institutional capacities, financial investments, EE adoption and resultant energy savings in 5 sectors namely buildings, industry, municipalities, transport, agriculture and DISCOMs, and other cross sector initiatives.

The states and UTs are categorized into 4 peer groups based on their total final energy consumption to compare performances and share best practices within their group.

State Energy Efficiency Index (SEEI)

The State Energy Efficiency Index (SEEI) has been developed by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), in collaboration with Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE), to help drive energy efficiency policies and programme implementation at the state and local level. Three editions of SEEI have been developed and published - SEEI 2018, SEEI 2019, SEEI 2020.

Watch this video to learn about the State Energy Efficiency Index

View results of SEEI 2018, 2019, & 2020

Publication

State Energy Efficiency Index

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State Energy Efficiency Index – 2019

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State Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index – 2018

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Meet the Team

Sangeeta Mathew

Sangeeta Mathew

Program Lead

Priyami Dutta

Priyami Dutta

Senior Research Associate