Meghalaya has been ranked first amongst the northeast states in the country at the State Energy Efficiency Index, though the state is still categorized as an ‘Aspirant’ based on its efforts and achievements towards energy efficiency implementation.
India’s first “State Energy Efficiency Index” was published by the Alliance for Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE) under the guidance of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), New Delhi and NITI Aayog on the August 1 for 29 Indian States and the National Capital Territory of Delhi.
The state has been categorized under Group 3 securing 5.4 percent of national TPES along with Assam, though, its ranking is a slightly higher than the latter. The other northeastern states have been categorized under Group 4 with an average of 0.4 percent of national TPES. In this group, Tripura comes first followed by Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Sikkim, Nagaland and Manipur being the lowest ranked state.
The States are grouped based on their share of national total primary energy supply (TPES), in
presenting their sector wise scores in the State Energy Efficiency Index.
The composition of the Index has been developed considering energy consumption, energy saving potential and states’ influence in implementing energy efficiency in buildings, industry, Municipalities, transport, agriculture and DISCOMs. It examines states’ policies and regulations, financing mechanisms, institutional capacity, adoption of energy efficiency and energy savings.