Important Topic: Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)

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Important Topic

The Government of India set up Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE). on 1st March 2002 under the provisions of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001. The mission of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency is to assist in developing policies and strategies with a thrust on self-regulation and market principles, within the overall framework of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001 with the primary objective of reducing energy intensity of the Indian economy.

The major functions of BEE are to:

  • Create awareness and disseminate information on energy efficiency and conservation
  • Arrange and organise training of personnel and specialists in the techniques for efficient use of energy and its conservation
  • Strengthen consultancy services in the field of energy conservation
  • Promote research and development
  • Develop testing and certification procedures and promote testing facilities
  • Formulate and facilitate implementation of pilot projects and demonstration projects
  • Promote use of energy efficient processes, equipment, devices and systems
  • Take steps to encourage preferential treatment for use of energy efficient equipment or appliances
  • Promote innovative financing of energy efficiency projects
  • Give financial assistance to institutions for promoting efficient use of energy and its conservation
  • Prepare educational curriculum on efficient use of energy and its conservation
  • Implement international co-operation programmes relating to efficient use of energy and its conservation

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