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Standard & Labelling (S & L)

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  • Type of policy:
    Minimum energy performance standards

  • Implementation period:
    2006 to present

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  • Title in original language:
    Standard & Labelling

The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) initiated the Standards and Labeling (S&L) program for equipment and appliances in 2006, it intended to reduce the energy consumption of appliance without diminishing the services it provides to consumers. Further, the standards and label have been made more stringent and periodically newer minimum energy performance criteria were introduced. As a result, the least-efficient products remove from the market and more efficient products were introduced. At present the scheme is invoked for 21 equipment/appliances 8 of these product groups have mandatory requirements, 13 product groups are under a voluntary scheme. 

During the 11th Five-year plan (2007–2012), the Standards and Labeling scheme created a good impact among consumers to purchase energy efficient equipment and was responsible for market transformation towards energy efficient products through a structured consumer awareness program. It resulted in an avoided capacity generation of 7,766MW (Bureau of Energy Efficiency, 2015).


  • Singhal, Akhil (Lead author)
  • Tholen, Lena (Reviewer)

References and further reading

  • Bureau of Energy Efficiency. (2013). Annual Report 2012-2013. Bureau of Energy Efficiency.
  • Bureau of Energy Efficiency. (2015). Annual Report. Bureau of Energy Efficiency.

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