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Clean Energy Transition : Report

Clean Energy Transition : Report


According to a report from Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and Ember, Karnataka and Gujarat have emerged as India’s frontrunners in the transition to clean electricity.

  • Ember is an independent, not-for-profit climate and energy think tank while the IEEFA examines issues related to energy markets, trends, and policies.

Highlights of the Report:

  • The report ‘Indian States’ Energy Transition’ prepared a scoring system for 16 States (account for 90% of electricity production in India), and their performances are assessed on four broad parameters namely:
    • Decarbonisation
    • Performance of the Power System
    • Readiness of the Power ecosystem
    • Policies and Political commitments
  • Karnataka is the only state among the 16 analysed that scored well across all four dimensions of clean electricity transition.
  • The State also exceeded its target of segregating feeders by 16% and achieved 100% of its target of installing smart meters.
  • Gujarat was a little behind Karnataka in terms of decarbonising its electricity sector.
  • Haryana and Punjab have shown promising preparations and implementations for electricity transition
  • States like West Bengal, Bihar and UP are lagging far behind in the field.
  • West Bengal scored low across all the parameters and its outstanding payments to generators have increased by 500% from March 2018 to March 2022.
  • Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu need to improve their power system readiness.