News: National energy Conservation week will be held from December 14th to December 20th, 2019
About National Energy Conservation Day
- The National Energy Conservation Day is celebrated every year on December 14 since 1991.
- The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), under the Ministry of Power, spearheads the celebrations.
Initiatives to Promote Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency
- Standards and Labeling: The BEE initiated the Standards and Labeling programme for equipment and appliances in 2006. It provides consumer knowledge about the energy efficiency of appliances through a star rating.
- Energy Conservation Building Codes (ECBC): It was launched by the Ministry of Power in 2007. It sets minimum energy standards for new commercial buildings.
- National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE): It is one of the eight missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC). It aims to strengthen the market for energy efficiency by creating a conducive regulatory and policy regime.
- Perform Achieve and Trade Scheme (PAT): The scheme provides the option to trade any additional certified energy savings with other designated consumers to comply with the Specific Energy Consumption reduction targets.
- Bachat Lamp Yojana (BLY): It is a PPP program comprising of BEE, Distribution Companies (DISCOMs) and private investors. It seeks to accelerate market transformation in energy-efficient lighting.
- Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) scheme: It seeks to promote efficient lighting and enhance awareness on using efficient equipment.