About the Index

In a step towards achieving the long-term goal of transitioning a net-zero economy by 2030, India submitted an updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on August 23, 2022. India is now committed to reduce the emission intensity of its GDP by 45% by 2030 from 2005 levels. In line with the updated NDC, India increased its cumulative energy savings target to 150 MTOE by 2030, with updated targets for all states and UTs. Since energy accounts for 75% of total greenhouse gas emissions, improving energy efficiency (EE) is imperative to emissions reductions. Energy efficiency, called the “first fuel” is a viable and cost-effective solution to address the pressing issues of climate change and energy security.

States must adopt a customised, holistic approach through coordination with all key stakeholders to integrate EE into the state economy to achieve the state goals on energy savings and reduction in emission intensity. The State Designated Agency (SDA) constituted in each state/UT under the Energy Conservation Act (EC Act) 2001, has been empowered to coordinate, regulate and enforce provisions of the EC Act within the state/UT.

State Energy Efficiency Index 2021-22

The State Energy Efficiency Index (SEEI) 2021-22 has been developed by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) in collaboration with Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE) to track EE initiatives in the states and UTs. SEEI 2021-22 is the fourth edition of the index, following the successful execution of State Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index 2018, SEEI 2019, and SEEI 2020.



SEEI 2021-22 assesses the EE progress of the 36 states and UTs for FY 2020-21 and 2021-22 using 50 indicators across 7 sectors namely: buildings, industry, municipal services, transport, agriculture, distribution companies (DISCOMs), and cross-sector initiatives. Programme-specific indicators have been introduced for the first time in SEEI 2021-22 to evaluate the efforts and achievements in implementing EE programmes across states/UTs in all sectors. The maximum score for the index is 100.

* Response of 18 out of 36 SDAs to a feedback survey conducted on the usefulness of the index