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AEEE along with LBNL, FICCI provided recommendations on Energy Efficiency for the National Energy Policy. The recommendations were based on the inputs from key stakeholders and experts during a workshop organized by FICCI and AEEE in October 2015. To access the report , Click here


The Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) was developed in May 2007 for new commercial buildings with connected load of 100kW or contract demand of 120kVA or more. The code was developed by the Central government, but can be modified by state governments to suit regional needs. Rajasthan, Odisha, UT of Puducherry, Uttrakhand, Punjab, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana) have notified and adopted the code. BEE has also developed a voluntary star rating scheme for four categories of buildings, namely offices, BPOs, malls and hospitals.

Schemes to promote energy efficient appliances have also been introduced, such as:

  • Bachat Lamp Yojana (BLY) to subsidise the replacement of incandescent bulbs with CFLs
  • Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) to accelerate the adoption of LED lighting


The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), under the Ministry of Power (MoP) introduced the Perform, Achieve, Trade (PAT) Scheme in 2012 with the aim of reducing energy consumption in eight energy-intensive sectors, namely Aluminium, Cement, Chlor Alkali, Fertilizer, Iron and Steel, Pulp and Paper, Textile and Power plants.
Under the PAT scheme industries are given a Specific Energy Consumption (SEC) target. If they overachieve the target they can trade Energy Savings Certificates (ESCerts) with those who have fallen short of the target.

Standards & Labelling (S&L)

BEE launched the Standards and Labelling programme in May 2006 with the objective of reducing energy intensity of electrical appliances and equipment. Twenty-one products, across the building and industrial sectors, are included in BEE’s S&L programme.
AEEE is a member of the Energy Conservation Task Force of FICCI and has represented industry’s view to the Parliamentary Standing Committee. In October 2015, AEEE conducted a stakeholder round table on Energy Efficiency for the National Energy Policy in partnership with NITI Aayog, FICCI and Lawrence Berkley Lab, with participation from industry leaders.