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India Energy Dashboards Version 2.0

  • 14 Apr 2021
  • 3 min read

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Recently, the government think tank NITI Aayog has launched India Energy Dashboards (IED) Version 2.0.

  • NITI Aayog launched the Version 1.0 in May 2017.

Key Points

  • About:
    • India Energy Dashboards (IED) is an endeavour to provide single-window access to the energy data for the country.
      • It is an initial step towards building a comprehensive, open, and freely accessible energy data portal for India.
    • Energy data published/provided by Central Electricity Authority, Coal Controller’s Organisation, and Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas is compiled in the Dashboards.
    • The IED Provides time series data from FY 2005-06 until FY 2019-20.
    • IED provides data at sub-yearly frequencies as well. This includes monthly data and API (Application Programming Interface) linked data from some portals maintained by the government agencies.
    • API linked data from Saubhagya, UJALA, PRAAPTI, and Vidyut PRAVAH has been incorporated in the dashboards.

Saubhagya Scheme

  • Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana – ‘Saubhagya’ was launched in September, 2017 with a target to electrify all households by December 2018.
  • All the states had declared on Saubhagya portal that all the willing un-electrified households had been electrified as on 31st March 2019, except 18,734 households in LWE (left wing extremist) affected areas of Chhattisgarh.

UJALA Scheme

  • UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All) is a zero-subsidy scheme launched by the Government in 2015.
  • It is touted as the world’s largest domestic lighting project.
  • Every domestic household having a metered connection from their respective Electricity Distribution Company is eligible to get the LED bulbs under the Scheme.

PRAAPTI

  • It is a web portal launched in 2018 by the Ministry of Power.
  • ‘PRAAPTI’ stands for Payment Ratification and Analysis in Power Procurement for bringing transparency in invoicing of generators.
  • The power distribution companies are able to clear the invoices and reply to claims raised by the generators on this portal.

Vidyut PRAVAH

  • The Mobile/Web App provides real-time information of current demand met, shortages if any, surplus power available and the prices in Power Exchange.

Source: PIB

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