Bureau of Energy Efficiency

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Bureau of Energy Efficienccy
ऊर्जा दक्षता ब्यूरो
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Bureau of Energy Efficiency, India
Formation1 March 2002; 18 years ago (2002-03-01)
TypeAutonomous Government Agency
Legal statusConstituted by Energy Conservation Act, 2001.
PurposeDevelopment of policies and strategies, with an emphasis on self-regulation and market principles under the Energy Conservation Act, 2001.
HeadquartersSEWA Bhavan
  • R. K.Puram, New Delhi - 110066
Region served
Official language
Parent organisation
Ministry of Power

The Bureau of Energy Efficiency is an agency of the Government of India, under the Ministry of Power created in March 2002 under the provisions of the nation's 2001 Energy Conservation Act.[1] The agency's function is to develop programs which will increase the conservation and efficient use of energy in India.[2] The government has proposed to make it mandatory for certain appliances in India to have ratings by the BEE starting in January 2010.[3] The mission of Bureau of Energy Efficiency is to "institutionalise" energy efficiency services, enable delivery mechanisms in the country and provide leadership to energy efficiency in all sectors of the country. The primary objective would be to reduce energy intensity in the economy.

The broad objectives of BEE are as under:

  • To exert leadership and provide policy recommendation and direction to national energy conservation and efficiency efforts and programs.
  • To coordinate energy efficiency and conservation policies and programs and take it to the stakeholders
  • To establish systems and procedures to measure, monitor and verify energy efficiency results in individual sectors as well as at a macro level.
  • To leverage multi-lateral and bi-lateral and private sector support in implementation of Energy Conservation Act and efficient use of energy and its conservation programs.
  • To demonstrate delivery of energy efficiency services as mandated in the EC bill through private-public partnerships.
  • To interpret, plan and manage energy conservation programs as envisaged in the Energy Conservation Act.


  • Provide a policy recommendation and direction to national energy conservation activities
  • Coordinate policies and programmes on efficient use of energy with shareholders
  • Establish systems and procedures to verify, measure and monitor Energy Efficiency (EE) improvements
  • Leverage multilateral, bilateral and private sector support to implement the EC Act '01
  • Demonstrate EE delivery systems through public-private partnerships

Actions & Activities[edit]

Energy Audit : The Government of India has identified certain energy intensive industries labelled as 'designated consumers',[4][5] and made it compulsory for them to conduct Energy Audits following the ‘Bureau of Energy Efficiency (Manner and Intervals of Time for Conduct of Energy Audit) Regulations, 2010’[6] It has declared new energy standards for ACs which will be applicable from 1 January 2021.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "THE ENERGY CONSERVATION ACT, 2001 No 52 OF 2001, Chapter III" (PDF). www.beeindia.in. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 March 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  2. ^ "The Action plan for Energy efficiency". The Day After. 1 August 2009. Archived from the original on 3 August 2009. Retrieved 17 August 2009.
  3. ^ "Mandatory energy efficiency ratings in the offing". Sify. 31 July 2009. p. 1. Archived from the original on 1 March 2018. Retrieved 19 August 2009.
  4. ^ "The Energy Conservation Act, 2001, Chapter V" (PDF). www.beeindia.in. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 October 2016. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Designated Consumer". as1.ori.nic.in/. Archived from the original on 3 February 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Current Affairs in Short: 06 January 2020". Jagranjosh.com. 6 January 2020. Retrieved 6 January 2020.

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