NITI Aayog on 27 August 2015 launched the second version of the India Energy Security Scenarios 2047 (IESS 2047) by its Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya in New Delhi.
The open source web based tool aims to explore a range of potential future energy scenarios for India, for diverse energy demand and supply sectors leading up to 2047.
The first version of the energy calculator was launched by Planning Commission, which is now defunct, on 28 February 2014.
Key Features of India Energy Security Scenarios 2047, 2.0
• Its purpose is to engage various stakeholders in the country’s energy planning and facilitate informed debates at different levels.
• It explores India’s possible energy scenarios across energy supply sectors such as solar, wind, bio fuels, oil, gas, coal and nuclear and energy demand sectors such as transport, industry, agriculture, cooking and lighting appliances.
• The model allows users to interactively make energy choices, and explore a range of outcomes for the country-from carbon dioxide emissions and import dependence to land use.
• It will support the Government’s vision of achieving power for all and 175 GW of renewables by 2022, rural electrification and reducing import dependency.
• It will enable policy makers and parliamentarians make a more secure and sustainable energy future for India.
• It was developed in consultation with multiple stakeholders, such as think tanks, industry bodies and research organizations.
• The UK Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is the initiative partner with NITI Aayog in this project.
• Similar to this tool, more than 20 countries have now developed their own energy/climate calculators, such as China, Bangladesh and South Africa.
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Where: New Delhi
What: Launched by NITI Aayog
When: 27 August 2015