NITI Aayog launches Geospatial Energy Map of India

Government think tank, NITI Aayog, launched the Geospatial Energy Map of India on October 18, 2021.

Key Points

This Geospatial Energy Map of India provides a holistic picture of all energy resources like oil & gas wells, petroleum refineries, conventional power plants, coal fields and coal blocks.

Use of GIS-based Energy Map of India

  • GIS mapping of energy assets will be helpful in ensuring real-time and integrated planning of energy sector in India, considering its interdependence and large geographical distribution.
  • Energy markets have huge potential in bringing efficiency gains.
  • Such mapping of energy assets will be helpful for all concerned stakeholders.
  • It will also help in accelerating policy-making process.
  • Using this, fragmented data has been brought together and will prove to be a great research instrument.

Who has developed this Map?

The Geospatial Energy Map of India has been launched by NITI Aayog in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Energy ministries of the Government of India has also provided its support in developing this platform.

Significance of GIS Map

  • The GIS map will provide a holistic picture of all energy resources India, which in turn will help in visualising energy installations like conventional power plants, petroleum refineries, oil and gas wells, petroleum refineries, coal fields and coal blocks, renewable energy resource potential and district-wise data on renewable energy power plants through 27 thematic layers.
  • Map will also identify and locate all primary and secondary sources of energy as well as their transportation/transmission networks in order to provide a comprehensive view of energy production and distribution in India.

Aim of the initiative

This platform has been launched with the aim of integrating energy data scattered across several organizations. It will present consolidated data in visually appealing graphical manner.

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