Energy Efficiency


The primary energy demand in India has grown from about 450 million tons of oil equivalent (toe) in 2000 to about 770 million toe in 2012. This is expected to increase to about 1250 (estimated by International Energy Agency) to 1500 (estimated in the Integrated Energy Policy Report) million toe in 2030. This increase is driven by a number of factors, the most important of which are increasing incomes and economic growth which lead to greater demand for energy services such as lighting, cooking, space cooling, mobility, industrial production, office automation, etc.
Government of India has undertaken A TWO PRONGED APPROACH to cater to the energy demand of its citizens.

  • On one hand, in the generation side, the Government is promoting greater use of renewables in the energy mix mainly through solar and wind energy and at the same time shifting towards supercritical technologies for coal based power plants.
  • On the other side, efforts are being made to efficiently use the energy in the demand side through various innovative policy measures under the overall ambit of Energy Conservation Act.


Standards and Labeling

The Bureau initiated the Standards and labelingprogramme for equipment and appliances in 2006 to provide the consumer an informed choice about the energy saving and thereby the cost saving potential of the relevant marketed product.

Energy Conservation Building Codes (ECBC)

ECBC sets minimum energy standards for new commercial buildings having a connected load of 100kW or contract demand of 120 KVA and above. While the Central Government has powers under the EC Act 2001, the state governments have the flexibility to modify the code to suit local or regional needs and notify them.

Demand Side Management (DSM) Scheme

Agriculture DSM

In order to tap the energy saving potential, Agriculture Demand Side Management (AgDSM) program was initiated with an objective to induce energy efficiency in agriculture sector by creating market based framework for implementation of few pilot projects and create awareness among end users & other stakeholders for adoption of energy efficient pumpsets (EEPS).

Municipal DSM

the basic objective of the project was to improve the overall energy efficiency of the ULBs, which could lead to substantial savings in the electricity consumption, thereby resulting in cost reduction/savings for the ULBs.

Capacity Building of DISCOMS

The objective of the program is capacity building of DISCOMs for carrying out load management programme, energy conservation programme, development of DSM action plan and implementation of DSM activities in their respective areas.

Energy Efficiency in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) sector

To encourage the energy efficient technologies and operational practices in SME sectors in India, BEE has initiated the energy efficiency interventions in selected 25 SMEs clusters

Strengthening Institutional Capacity of States

Strengthening of State Designated Agency (SDAs)

  • Internet platform was developed by 26 SDAs.
  • 47 demonstration projects implemented in street lighting and water pumping stations.
  • LED Village Campaign implemented by 28 States.
  • Investment grade energy audit completed in 491 Govt. buildings.

Contribution to State Energy Conservation Fund (SECF) Scheme

The State Energy Conservation Fund (SECF)is an instrument to overcome the major barriers for implementation of energy efficiency projects.

Human Resource Development (HRD)

The component under HRD comprisesof theory cum practice oriented training programme and providing Energy Audit Instrument Support.

National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE)

  • Perform Achieve and Trade Scheme (PAT), a market based mechanism to enhance the cost effectiveness in improving the Energy Efficiency in Energy Intensive industries through certification of energy saving which can be traded.
  • Market Transformation for Energy Efficiency (MTEE), for accelerating the shift to energy efficient appliances in designated sectors through innovative measures to make the products more affordable
  • Energy Efficiency Financing Platform (EEFP), for creation of mechanisms that would help finance demand side management programmes in all sectors by capturing future energy savings.
  • Framework for Energy Efficient Economic Development (FEEED), for development of fiscal instruments to promote energy efficiency.