What is India Climate and Energy Dashboard

What is India Climate and Energy Dashboard?

India’s rapid economic growth, coupled with its vast population, has placed the country’s energy sector at the forefront of its development agenda. With a GDP of over $3.1 trillion and more than 1.4 billion people, ensuring a sustainable, efficient, and accessible energy supply is critical to drive economic progress and meet the needs of its citizens. However, this growth also presents significant challenges, including surging energy demand, reliance on fossil fuel imports, air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and disparities in energy access.

In response to these pressing challenges, India has embarked on a journey towards a cleaner and greener energy future. Setting ambitious targets and implementing forward-looking policies, the country is determined to bolster its renewable energy capacity, enhance energy efficiency, reduce carbon intensity, and ensure universal electrification. Among the noteworthy objectives, India aspires to achieve an impressive 450 GW of renewable energy by 2030, curtail emissions intensity by 33-35% from 2005 levels by 2030, and achieve 24×7 power supply to all households by 2022.

While these goals demonstrate India’s commitment to sustainable development, the success of such endeavors depends on accurate data and informed decision-making. Unfortunately, information related to India’s energy sector is often scattered across various sources, formats, and platforms, creating challenges for policymakers, researchers, investors, and stakeholders seeking comprehensive insights.

Recognizing this crucial need for a centralized and easily accessible data repository, the Government of India’s premier public policy think tank, NITI Aayog, has taken a momentous step forward. Introducing the India Climate & Energy Dashboard (ICED), NITI Aayog has unveiled a dynamic and comprehensive platform that provides near real-time data on the energy sector, climate, and related economic datasets sourced from credible government publications.

The India Climate and Energy Dashboard is a game-changer, empowering stakeholders with valuable information to monitor and evaluate the progress and performance of India’s energy sector. With data-driven insights at their fingertips, policymakers can make informed decisions, researchers can conduct in-depth analyses, investors can identify opportunities, and citizens can understand the path toward a sustainable energy future.

The dashboard serves as a vital tool in India’s pursuit of a cleaner, more resilient energy landscape. By centralizing and simplifying data access, it fosters collaboration, transparency, and accountability among all stakeholders involved in shaping the nation’s energy trajectory. Moreover, with real-time updates, the ICED offers a clear window into the ever-evolving energy landscape, enabling adaptive strategies and prompt interventions.

As India continues to forge ahead on its journey towards a sustainable and inclusive energy sector, the India Climate & Energy Dashboard emerges as a beacon of progress and collective action. With data as the driving force, India stands poised to overcome energy challenges, capitalize on opportunities, and create a better, more sustainable future for generations to come. Together, let us harness the power of information to fuel India’s bright energy future.

The ICED is an interactive and user-friendly web portal that allows users to visualize and download data on various aspects of India’s energy sector, such as:

  • India’s energy mix and power sector overview
  • Source-wise primary energy supply
  • Sector-wise energy consumption
  • Electricity generation and demand
  • State-wise renewable energy capacity and generation
  • Country-wise fuel imports
  • Daily international spot prices of coal, oil, and gas
  • State-wise per capita electricity consumption
  • State-wise power deficit/surplus
  • State-wise transmission losses
  • State-wise renewable purchase obligations
  • State-wise solar rooftop potential
  • State-wise electric vehicle policies
  • State-wise performance on various indices related to health, education, water management, export preparedness, innovation, etc.

The ICED also provides analytical tools and features to help users compare and contrast data across states, regions, sources, sectors, and periods. Users can also create customized charts and graphs using the data available on the platform. The ICED also provides links to relevant reports and publications from NITI Aayog and other sources on various topics related to the energy sector.

The ICED is a dynamic and evolving platform that is updated regularly with new data and features. The ICED aims to serve as a one-stop platform for India’s energy sector data and insights that can inform policy decisions, research studies, investment opportunities, and public awareness.

The ICED is an initiative of NITI Aayog’s Integrated Climate & Energy Division (ICED), which was established in 2019 to provide strategic direction and policy inputs on climate change mitigation and adaptation issues in India1. The ICED division works closely with various ministries, departments, state governments, international organizations, civil society groups, academia, and industry to promote climate action and clean energy transition in India.

The ICED platform can be accessed at https://iced.niti.gov.in/energy/. For any queries or feedback on the platform, users can contact iced@niti.gov.in.