Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Power
14-March-2016 18:51 IST
Effectiveness of Measures by Bureau of Energy Efficiency

The following measures initiated by Bureau of Energy Efficiency have yielded tangible results in the field of energy efficiency and contribute significantly in achieving the vision of     24 x 7 power to all households in the country through resultant savings in energy consumption:


(i)                 Prescribing reduction in specific energy consumption norms for energy intensive industries notified as designated consumers, under Perform, Achieve, Trade (PAT) Scheme.


(ii)               Star labeling of 21 appliances for improved energy efficiency.

(iii)             Fuel efficiency standards prescribed for passengers cars to reduce fuel consumption.


(iv)             Energy Conservation Building Codes (ECBC) formulated for energy efficiency improvement in commercial buildings.


(v)               Demonstration projects on Demand Side Management (DSM) in Municipal, Household, Agriculture and Small & Medium Enterprises (SME) sectors for reducing energy consumption in these sectors.


(vi)             Prescribing Design Guidelines for Energy Efficient Multi-Storey Residential Buildings.



(vii)           Enabling investment in energy efficiency projects through innovative financing mechanisms. 


(viii)         Promotion of energy efficient LED lamps through Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) & Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP), through which about 7.5 crore household LED bulbs are already distributed under DELP.


(ix)              Nationwide campaign for energy conservation.


The energy saving achieved through the above initiatives is about 83 billion units. This was stated by Sh. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy in a written reply to a question in the Rajya  Sabha today.


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