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National Energy Data: Survey and Analysis 2021-22, First Comprehensive Energy Sector Report released by BEE

National Energy Data: Survey and Analysis 2021-22: The first Comprehensive Energy Sector Report is a detailed analysis and assessment of the energy landscape within a specific region or country. This report provides in-depth information on various aspects of the energy sector, including energy production, consumption, trends, policies, and challenges. It aims to present a holistic view of the energy sector by incorporating data from multiple sources and conducting thorough analysis. “National Energy Data: Survey and Analysis 2021-22” Report is also important for UPSC Prelims Exam and UPSC Mains Exam (GS Paper 3- Indian Economy, Energy sector of India).

National Energy Data: Survey and Analysis 2021-22 in News

The Ministry of Power, Government of India, has published a detailed report on the energy sector titled “National Energy Data: Survey and Analysis 2021-22.” This report marks the inaugural publication of the Energy Data Management Unit, established under the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power. The Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy, R. K. Singh, officially released the report at Shram Shakti Bhawan in New Delhi.

First Comprehensive Energy Sector Report Details

“National Energy Data: Survey and Analysis 2021-22” report offers a comprehensive analysis of energy supply and consumption patterns in different sectors of the Indian economy. The report presents detailed and in-depth information on the energy landscape of India, providing valuable insights into energy usage and trends across various sectors.

  • The National Energy Data: Survey and Analysis 2021-22 report offers a comprehensive collection of data covering the past six years, from FY 2016-17 to FY 2021-22.
  • It presents detailed insights into fuel-wise energy consumption in major sectors, along with trends and analysis.
  • The report also highlights the effectiveness of energy conservation policies in terms of reducing carbon dioxide emissions and generating monetary savings.
  • It is a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Power, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, NITI Aayog, various line Ministries and Departments, institutions, and stakeholders.
  • This collective approach ensures the accuracy and reliability of the data, providing a valuable resource for policymakers, researchers, and stakeholders in the energy sector.

Comprehensive Energy Sector Report 2023 Highlights

The highlights of the National Energy Data: Survey and Analysis 2021-22” report are given below-

Value Addition

The National Energy Data: Survey and Analysis 2021-22” report provides granular fuel-wise energy consumption data for various sectors. This detailing will enable a better understanding of the energy profile of various sectors, sub-sectors and consumer groups.

  • The use of distinct conversion factors (of domestic coal and imported coal) for different years based on different calorific values of coal gives a realistic picture of coal-based energy supply and consumption in the country.
  • In the latest edition of 2023 Report of Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation, the conversion factors of coal have been derived using a weighted average methodology rather than using a single representative GCV for all grades of coal.
  • This report also provides an overview of the impact of various policies on energy savings and CO2 emission reduction with corresponding monetary savings.

New Insights

  • Energy supply to economy during last six years is actually less by 18%; this has been found out by using Indian coal conversion factors, rather than IEA conversion factors which has been used before
  • Lower energy consumption value by 8% in 2021-22.
  • Increased share of electrification on consumption side to 20.9%.

Usefulness of the Comprehensive Energy Sector Report

  • The information provided in this report will help in assessing the status of data availability of various energy products in the country.
  • It can also help in analysing energy intensity of the country thereby enabling policy makers to formulate robust policies and carry out course corrections.

Way Forward

  • There exists limited data on non-commercial energy sources such as biomass although these modes meet significant energy needs.
  • There appeared a need to bridge the existing gap in the exploration side of data (i.e., 2D, and 3D surveys).
  • There is also a possibility that a significant amount of data could be collected from government-subsidized projects and disseminated and would be captured in the upcoming editions of the report.


The Comprehensive Energy Sector Report serves as a valuable resource for policymakers, energy companies, investors, researchers, and other stakeholders. It provides a comprehensive understanding of the energy sector’s current state, identifies areas for improvement, and helps shape strategies and policies for achieving energy security, sustainability, and economic growth.

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