Robust energy data is essential to formulate and analyse policies for promoting energy security and sustainable development. Data is used by government policy makers and research communities to explore likely implications of policies. A review of India’s Energy Data Management (EDM) was conducted and it was revealed that most of the energy sector datas are primarily collected for administrative purposes and the mandate to disseminate data is also weak. This review also revealed gaps in the collected data, in particular, energy consumption data. The assessment study can be found here- An Assessment of Energy Data Management in India
Additionally, a review of international best practices of EDM was conducted, yielding insights for potential application to India. The document to the review can be found here - International Best Practices on EDM, by U.S. Department of Energy
Based on these inputs, NITI Aayog led the development of a roadmap for improving energy data management in India.
This roadmap charts out a path aimed at near-term improvements to targeted critical energy data and a longer-term vision of a nodal agency on EDM for India. Major accomplishments in Energy Data Management are -
India’s Energy Sector: Data Gaps & Opportunities