State Energy Efficiency Index
SHILLONG: The Alliance for Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE) under the guidance of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), New Delhi and NITI Aayog, has published India’s first “State Energy Efficiency Index” on the August 1 for 29 Indian States and the National Capital Territory of Delhi.
The State of Meghalaya has been ranked ahead of the North-eastern States and also some other States.
The Inspectorate of Electricity which is the State Designated Agency (MSDA) on Energy Conservation has made consistent efforts to create awareness on the need for energy conservation.
Among the many initiatives, the Meghalaya Energy Conservation (Energy Consumption Standards for Equipment and Appliances) Regulation, 2017 was notified by the Government on November 1, 2017 which can be accessed atwww.msda.nic.in.
Under “Perform, Achieve and Trade” (PAT) Scheme, a target based energy efficiency mechanism, administrated by MSDA, seven energy intensive industries has been notified so far. For the non-residential building, Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) is in the process of being developed. However, the State has been categorized as “aspirant”; which indicates that there needs to be taken progressive steps for Energy efficiency in Building, Industries, Municipalities, Transportation, Agriculture and Power Sector.