Schemes for Promotion of Energy Efficiency

Schemes for Promotion of Energy Efficiency


1. Energy Efficiency in SME Scheme

Click here for a list of Energy Saving Equipments issued by BEE

Accordingly, SMEs can avail financial scheme provided by SIDBI that can encourage MSME investments in the energy saving equipments.

Click here for SIDBI’s Financing Scheme for Energy Saving Projects

  • BEE has been engaged in conducting information dissemination workshops regarding energy efficiency opportunities for 28 select SME clusters. In addition, BEE has listed energy saving equipments highlighting the advantages, references, etc that can be utilized by SMEs in India.


2. Bachat Lamp Yojana

Click here to read about the Small-Scale CDM Programme of Activities (SSC-PoA)

The “Bachat Lamp Yojana” is a volunatry CFL lighting scheme operated and implemented under the Small-Scale Programme of Activities (SSC-PoA) by BEE in collaboration with Electricity Distribution Company (DISCOMs). The scheme is considered a result of the powers bestowed on BEE under the ‘Indian Energy Conservation Act, 2001’ of formulating and facilitating the promotion of efficient use of energy and encouraging innovative financing of energy efficiency projects. Following are few, select features of the scheme:

  • The scheme would involve distribution of quality long-life, self-ballasted CFLs through SSC-PoA to residential households in exchange of the Incandescent Lamp (ICL) at ` 15. The price of CFLs under the scheme is much lower than the market prices of approximately ` 80 to ` 130
  • The SSC-PoA implementers are responsible for arranging collection and disposal of CFLs that have either reached their end of life or failed prematurely during project implementation.
  • Long-life CFLs meet more than expected requirements of IS 15111 standard that specifies a minimum 6000 hours rated life time
  • The self-ballasted CFLs usually have 2, 4 or 6 small fluorescent tubes mounted in a base attached to ballast and the efficacy ranges from 51 to 56 lm/W, which is four to five times higher than a similar ICL


3. Standards & Labeling Scheme

The scheme aims at providing the consumer an informed choice about energy saving and accordingly cost-saving potential of the marketed household appliances and other equipments. The scheme was launched in May 2006 that covers mandatory and voluntary schemes shown in the following tables for equipments and appliances such as frost-free refrigerator, tubular fluorescent lamps, room air conditioners, direct cool refrigerators, distribution transformers, induction motors, pump sets, ceiling fans, LPG, electric geysers and TV.

Click here for table summarizing the labeling requirements for the defined industry standards under the scheme.


4. Energy Conservation Building Code (Star Ratings Program)

Click here for a table with links to the ‘Star Rating’ schemes for BPO Buildings and Office Buildings and the corresponding eligibility criteria.

BEE has introduced various schemes related to providing ‘Star Ratings’ to commercial buildings of BPOs, office buildings, schools, healthcare facilities and hotels (Refer to Table 3). Star ratings program will involve rating by computing the performance of energy efficiency in buildings on a scale of one to five with five star labeled buildings being the most energy efficient.


5. Strengthening Institutional Capacity of State Designated Agencies (SDA)

BEE has identified SDA that are responsible for coordination regulation and enforcement of the provisions of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001.

Click here for a ‘Background Note’ on the State Designated Agencies

Click here for a list of State Designated Agencies