Scetti (State Clean Electricity Transition Tracker India)
(March 2023- Present)
The data, both technical and policy, has been tagged under three broad categories – (1) Access; (2) Environment; and (3) Financial. This categorisation broadly corresponds to the minimal outcomes of universal electricity access and quality of electricity supply [Access], financial health and stability of the electricity utilities and electricity system [Financial], and the environmental quality/impacts of the electricity sector particularly through energy efficiency measures and promotion of renewable energy [Environment] which ought to be the ultimate goals of any electricity sector [following Navroz K. Dubash, Sunila S. Kale, and Ranjit Bharvirkar (eds.), Mapping Power: The Political Economy of Electricity in India’s States (2018), at p. 13].
The novel and user-friendly dashboard on Scetti brings together, in an interoperable way, existing datasets on electricity in India, with an additional newly created data layer highlighting key policy determinants (for example, policies relating to subsidies for fossil fuels and/ or renewable energy, or policies relating to metering for solar energy or wind power, or policies relating to urban clean energy plans) that could enable or block the transition away from coal-based electricity within a state. The value of the dashboard is to inform decision-making processes by providing a clear snapshot of existing state and national policies as well as opportunities for future policy adoption.
ii. State Profiles
State Profiles provide an easier point of access for data for each specific state, with an interactive map to easily select the state to be viewed. This allows for interpreting all of the data of a single state at once, including viewing all the relevant profiles. A brief description of the energy policies and metrics has been made of each state. An overview of the progress of the state towards decarbonisation is also provided for the benefit of the user. A national profile has also been created to view the technical and policy data of India as a whole.
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