The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has launched its residential energy use dashboard – National Energy End-use Monitoring (NEEM). Inaugurated by BEE director-general Abhay Bakre, the portal has been developed in partnership with CLASP. This dynamic dashboard is available for public use and can be accessed on its website (www.neemdashboard.in).
With ever-rising electricity consumption in the country and the increasing number of appliances, data on residential energy end-use and appliance energy consumption at the household level are critical for developing better electricity demand projection and demand-side strategies. According to BEE, it is essential to establish real-time end-user consumption and usage patterns for formulating energy policies, assessing their impact, and developing outreach and awareness strategies for the consumers.
The NEEM dashboard is the result of a ‘first of its kind’ study conducted by BEE in partnership with CLASP and its implementing partners, Environmental Design Solutions, Market Xcel and Zenatix. It integrates a pan-India residential end-use survey with real-time appliance energy use monitoring. The survey covered residential electricity consumption of 5,000 households and real-time appliance energy use of 200 households, representing various socio-economic classes and climatic zones in India.
The survey findings and monitoring data analysis captured in the newly-launched dashboard will help address the existing data gap and work toward a roadmap for future policy development and interventions.
The dashboard displays live energy use of all the monitored households across India, as well as outcomes of detailed appliance use household survey. It presents information on energy use, peak demand and other performance metrics across time that may be customised based on geography, climate and household type.