[[en]]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. Geographic Information System (GIS) of energy assets will be useful for ensuring real-time and integrated planning of energy sector of India, given its large geographical distribution and interdependence.
[[en]]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 expertize 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. Moreover, they are not updated regularly and therefore are unable to provide real-time reliable information.
[[en]]NITI Aayog initiated the development of consolidated geospatial energy map of India in collaboration with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The GIS-based energy map is intended to provide valuable inputs for formulating policies such as National Energy Policy (NEP) and Vision Document, 2032, reviewing of such policy interventions and assisting Energy Ministries in policy formulation, besides encouraging private sector participation in the energy sector.
[[en]]ISRO developed the web-based geospatial energy map of India for visualization of spatial and non-spatial data on renewable and non-renewable power plants, oil and gas downstream sector, renewable energy potential, fossil fuel resources, and other energy assets in India. The access to geospatial energy portal is provided through login credentials for restricted authorized users only.
[[en]]The web-GIS based geospatial energy map of India provides visualisation of static and dynamic data of energy section in India. The static data of all types of conventional power plants, including thermal (coal, diesel and natural gas), hydro and nuclear power plants, refineries, LNG terminals, LPG bottling plants, POL terminals, oil and gas wells, coal fields, coal blocks, district-wise data on renewable energy (including solar, wind, small hydro, biomass & waste to energy plants), electric sub-stations and transmission lines (data from about 38 utility companies organized), and solar energy resource potential have been organized and published on the energy map.