Roadmap to fastrack adoption and implementation of ECBC at the urban and local level
The Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) was launched by Government of India in 2007 for improving the energy efficiency of the new commercial buildings, whose implementation still pose many challenges even after a decade of its launch. NITI Aayog undertook an initiative with support from UNDP-GEF-BEE and the Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE) to fast-track the implementation of ECBC in States and UTs. Under this initiative, NITI Aayog along with their knowledge partners organized five Regional ECBC Workshops to help sensitize the States on building energy efficiency policies, in general, and on ECBC specifically. The objective of the workshop was to help the Indian States, at various level of ECBC implementation, embark on making their states’ energy efficient by adopting or fast-tracking ECBC. The report sheds light on ECBC implementation challenges, workshop deliberations and discusses suggestive high-level implementation process to help states in adopting ECBC.
India’s UJALA Story by EESL and IEA
India’s UJALA Story – Energy Efficient Prosperity” – by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) is a case study of the Indian Government’s domestic efficient lighting programme – the Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA – meaning light in Hindi). The programme is implemented by EESL, a super Energy Service Company (ESCO) under the Ministry of Power, Government of India. UJALA, the world’s largest zero-subsidy LED bulb programme for domestic consumers, is an extraordinary example of successful energy efficiency programmes. UJALA is a market driven initiative, with strong policy support from the government. It is an example of a self-sustaining government initiative that has not only surpassed traditional benefits, like energy savings and reduced carbon emissions, but has also triggered large scale investment in the manufacturing of LED bulbs, generated employment and other macro benefits.
State Renewable Energy Capacity Addition Roadmap
In November 2013, NITI Aayog (at the time, known as the Planning Commission of India) initiated a stakeholder-driven analysis of the opportunities and barriers to rapid deployment of renewable electricity in India, titled ‘India’s Renewable Electricity Roadmap 2030’. This activity was in conjunction with its role of co-leading the 21st Century Power Partnership (21CPP), a multilateral effort of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) that serves as a platform to advance the large-scale deployment of renewable energy
State Renewable Energy Action Plans:-
India’s Leapfrog to Methanol Economy
Energy is considered as of the key inputs for economic development of the Country. India is poised to play a significant role in the Global energy space, as it is likely to account for 25% of the rise in global energy demand by 20403. Our Country’s energy demand is expected to rise at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.5% till 2040 as it advances on the path of development4. India imported 37% of its total primary energy demand in 2015-16, whereas the import dependence of crude oil and natural gas has increased from 73% and 17% in 2005-06 to 81% and 40% in 2015-16 respectively. However, there has been a dismal growth in domestic oil (CAGR – 1.4%) and natural gas (0.01%) production over the last decade. Methanol and Dimethyl ether (DME) can play an important role in order to contain the rising imports and improve the energy security of India.
Report on Overall Energy Scenario of Japan
Japan’s energy policy has been dominated by efforts to overcome the impact from the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and the subsequent nuclear accident. At the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) in 2009, Japan had pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 25% from 1990 to 2020. This ambitious pledge largely relied on plans to increase nuclear power’s share in electricity supply from 30% to 50%. After March 2011, however, the country’s entire nuclear power capacity was gradually shut down in the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident and came to a complete halt in 2013.
Energising India – A Joint Project Report of NITI Aayog and IEEJ
The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ) was established in June 1966 and certified as an incorporated foundation by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry in September that year. The aim of its establishment is to carry on research activities specialized in the area of energy from the viewpoint of the national economy as a whole in a bid to contribute to sound development of the Japanese energy-supplying and energy-consuming industries and to the improvement of people’s life in the country by objectively analysing energy problems and providing basic data, information and reports necessary for the formulation of policies.
Report on Assessing the Natural Gas Demand in Japan till 2040
As per the Statement of Intent (SOI) signed between NITI Aayog and Institute of Energy Economics Japan (IEEJ), one of the important topics was to assess the natural gas demand of India and Japan and analyze the impact of increased penetration of gas on the overall energy scenario of India and Japan.
Report of Workshop on Modelling and EDM
The Energy Vertical of NITI Aayog has strived to harness the competencies of the best in class energy think tanks in India and overseas, towards devising a sustainable and secure energy pathway for the country. The Prayas Energy Group, Pune was engaged for development of a portal compiling data on various sectors of energy for developing a dashboard with the aim to provide a single window access to energy data in the country. Data plays a critical role in policy formulation, modeling and other analytical work.
A Report of Energy Division, is intended to put together in one place, the products of collaborative efforts of NITI Aayog and its national and international partners in the energy space. Over the years, the Energy Division of NITI Aayog has strived to harness the competencies of the best in class energy think-tanks in India and overseas abroad, towards devising a sustainable and secure energy pathway for the country. In the above pursuit, it has provided knowledge inputs to the line energy Ministries/Departments, both on the demand and supply sides.
Report on India’s Renewable Electricity Roadmap 2030: Towards Accelerated Renewable Electricity Deployment
The report tries to answer the key question of ‘how must the Indian power system evolve if India chooses to put RE at the core of the future system, rather than at the periphery?’ The objective of the document is to capture and synthesis the inputs of stakeholders in the renewables sector at the national and state levels in India as well as internationally.
The paper suggests a framework for an integrated policy strategy for rapid RE implementation that complements both the existing and planned conventional power projects. The framework includes:
- A new comprehensive national RE law and/or policy and its components
- Implementation support mechanisms
- Reforms to ensure smooth grid integration of RE
- Energy access and off-grid RE considerations
For India to capture the benefits of renewables as “the main occupant of the house” will require the rethinking and reengineering of institutions, the redefinition of policies, the re-tuning of power grids and systems, and the replacement of old habits with new ones.