Smart Cities & Municipalities

Urban local bodies, such as city corporations and municipalities play a crucial role in promoting, implementing and enforcing Energy Efficiency measures. It’s significant to note that for urban areas in India

  • Urban population is expected to grow from 377 million in 2011 to 609 million in 2030
  • Electricity demand in urban areas is expected to grow from 776 TWh in 2012 o 2499 TWh in 2030

With close to 75% of the anticipated buildings in 2040 yet to be built, there is significant opportunity to plan for energy efficient buildings and urban spaces.

In June 2015 the government launched the Smart City Mission, with the aim of developing 100 smart cities across India. The main objective of a smart city is to provide a clean, safe and sustainable environment to live in and work in, by ensuring modern, efficient urban infrastructure and efficient use of resources.

AEEE strongly believes that efficient and responsible use of basic resources like water and energy is the foundation of sustainable urban communities and smart cities. AEEE has

  • Prepared an advisory on the capabilities and requirements of SDAs

  • Developed a M&V application guide for energy efficient street lighting projects in association with EESL, IIEC and World Bank