The union minister of power and new & renewable energy, Mr R K Singh launched the star-rated appliances program. He further hailed the completion of a decade of the Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme. The minister urged the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) to play a greater role in shaping India’s energy transition roadmap for more initiatives. He further highlighted that BEE and EESL have facilitated our country in achieving the goals for reduction of emissions.
Mr Singh mentioned that India should target the electrification of all MSMEs to achieve emissions reduction. Mr Singh launched the ‘Voluntary Star Labelling Programme’ for multi-door refrigerators, table and wall-mounted fans, pedestal fans, and induction hobs on the BEE’s 21st Foundation Day function. This program is expected to save approximately 11.2 billion units of electricity by 2030 and will enable the reduction of carbon dioxide emission close to 9 million tonnes by 2030 and shall support India to transition towards low carbon sustainable growth and achieve its ambition of net zero by 2070. To enhance the impact of PAT, a program namely DEEP (Demonstration of Energy Efficient Project) is being implemented.
BEE is a statutory body under the Ministry of Power, Government of India. It assists in developing policies and strategies with the primary objective of reducing the energy intensity of the Indian economy. BEE coordinates with designated consumers, designated agencies, and other organisations to identify and utilise the existing resources and infrastructure, in performing the functions assigned to it under the Energy Conservation Act.