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Bureau of Energy Efficiency & State Designated Agencies (BEE)

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  • Type of policy:
    Energy agencies

  • Implementation period:
    None to present

  • Title in original language:
    Document No. 52

The primary energy demand in India has grown from about 450 million tons of oil equivalent (mtoe) in 2000 to about 770 million toe in 2012. This is expected to increase to about 1,250 (estimated by International Energy Agency) to 1,500 (estimated in the Integrated Energy Policy Report) million toe in 2030. The Energy Conservation Act (EC Act) was enacted in 2001 with the goal of reducing energy intensity of Indian economy. 

The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) was set up as the statutory body on 1st March 2002 at the central level to facilitate the implementation of the EC Act. It acts as a nodal central agency to co-ordinate and develop robust energy efficiency strategies and programs to encourage sustainable use of energy in all sectors of the Indian economy. BEE has implemented various programs in the building and appliance sectors, e.g. standards & labeling of equipment and appliances; energy conservation building codes for commercial buildings; and energy consumption norms for energy intensive industries.


  • Chouksey, Karan (Lead author)
  • Singhal, Akhil (Lead author)
  • Kiyar, Dagmar (Reviewer)
  • Thomas, Stefan (Reviewer)
  • Hauptstock, Dorothea (Reviewer)

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