India – US Collaboration
The Indo- US Energy Dialogue was launched in May, 2005 and has the following objectives:
- To enhance mutual energy security,
- Promote increased energy trade and investment,
- Facilitate the deployment of clean energy technologies.
U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) collaborate under the aegis of the Power and Energy Efficiency Working Group. The main goal of the collaborations was to support development and implementations of energy efficient policies and best practices that can help achieve national energy efficiency goals and significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. For implementation of projects identified in the Working Group (Power and Energy Efficiency), “Partnership to Advance Clean Energy –Deployment (PACE-D)” programme is working in the areas of Building Energy Efficiency, Industrial Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Financing and Institutional strengthening.
The tenure of the collaboration under PACE-D was completed in June, 2017 and currently, BEE and USAID are working together to formulate Annual Work plan in the areas of Building Energy Efficiency and Appliances.
Following new Joint Working Groups have been constituted under new ‘INDO-US STRATEGIC ENERGY PARTNERSHIP’ which is co-chaired by MoPNG. BEE is part of Joint Working Group on Power and Energy Efficiency.
- Joint Working Group on Oil & Gas
- Joint Working Group on Power and Energy Efficiency
- Joint Working Group on Clean and Renewable Energy
- Joint Working Group on Coal