NITI Aayog has released Round 1 of the newly developed ‘State Energy & Climate Index (SECI)‘ which measures the state’s efforts for improving the energy sector.
About the State Energy & Climate Index (SECI) –
- The State Energy & Climate Index (SECI) has been developed by the NITI Aayog to measure the state’s efforts for improving the energy sector.
- Objectives –
- Ranking the States based on their efforts towards improving energy access, energy consumption, energy efficiency, and safeguarding environment;
- Helping drive the agenda of affordable, accessible, efficient and clean energy transition at the State level;
- Encouraging healthy competition among the states on different dimensions of energy and climate.
- The index has been designed to assess and identify the scope for improving the performance of states and to help them efficiently manage their energy resources.
- This index is envisaged to be at par with the international indices covering the entire energy value-chain.
Performance by states –
- Gujarat, Kerala and Punjab have been ranked as the top three performers in the category of larger States, while Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh were the bottom three States.
- Goa emerged as the top performer in the smaller States category followed by Tripura and Manipur.
- Among UTs, Chandigarh, Delhi and Daman & Diu/Dadra & Nagar Haveli are the top performers.
- Punjab was the best performer in discom performance, while Kerala topped in access, affordability and reliability category.
- Haryana was the best performer in clean energy initiative among larger States and Tamil Nadu in the energy efficiency category.
- The state performance is evaluated on the basis of 27 key performing indicators (KPI) covered under 6 broad parameters –
- DISCOM’s Performance Access,
- Affordability and Reliability of Energy
- Clean Energy Initiatives
- Energy Efficiency
- Environmental Sustainability; and
- New Initiatives
- Since DISCOMs (Power Distribution Companies) are the important link in the entire energy value chain, their performance has been assigned with higher weightage (40%) in the overall index.