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:
- 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.