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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 pri nciples, within the overall framework of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001 with the primary objective of reducing energy intensity of the Indian economy. 

Role of BEE

BEE co-ordinates with designated consumers, designated agencies and other organizations and recognize, identify and utilize the existing resources and infrastructure, in performing the functions assigned to it under the Energy Conservation Act. The Energy Conservation Act provides for regulatory and promotional functions.

The Major Promotional Functions of BEE include:

  • Create awareness and disseminate information on energy efficiency and conservation 
  • Arrange and organize 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

Regulatory

"MINISTRY OF LAW, JUSTICE AND COMPANY AFFAIRS (Legislative Department) New Delhi, the 1st October, 2001/ Asvina 9, 1923 (Saka) The following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on the 29th September, 2001, and is hereby published for general information:-- 



THE ENERGY CONSERVATION ACT, 2001 No 52 OF 2001 (29th September 2001) 

An Act to provide for efficient use of energy and its conservation and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty second Year of the Republic of India as follows:—"

Chapter 01

Short title, extent and commencement

Chapter 02

Establishment and incorporation of Bureau of Energy Efficiency

Chapter 03

Transfer of assets, liabilities and employees of Energy Management Centre

Chapter 04

Powers and functions of Bureau

Chapter 05

Power of Central Government to enforce efficient use of energy and its conservation

Chapter 06

Power of State Government to enforce certain provisions for efficient use of energy and its conservation

Chapter 07

Grants and loans by Central Government

Chapter 08

Penalty

Chapter 09

Establishment of Appellate Tribunal

Chapter 10

Power of Central Government to issue directions to Bureau