The energy data in India is fragmented and scattered across multiple organisations. While different ministries may have detailed information, including maps, about their respective domain of expertise as per mandate, there is no consolidated energy map available in India that may provide a holistic picture of the entire energy sector. Mostly, the available maps are static (i. e. in PDF or JPG formats), and hence inhibit integration with the associated features of topography and other physical infrastructure. Keeping in mind the necessity, under SGWG (Sustainable Growth Working Group under India-US Energy Dialogue framework), NITI Aayog took steps towards developing an integrated and dynamic GIS-based Energy Map of India.
NITI Aayog collaborated with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on June 07, 2017 to develop a comprehensive GIS-based Energy Map of India.
Geospatial energy map attempts to identify and locate all primary and secondary sources of energy and their transportation/transmission networks to provide a comprehensive view of energy production and distribution in a country. The GIS-based energy map is intended to provide valuable inputs for formulating policies, reviewing policy interventions, assisting Energy Ministries in policy formulation, and encouraging private sector participation in the energy sector.
To view the geospatial energy map of India, click here.
NITI Aayog is in the final stage of review and launch of the tool.