BEE – Bureau of Energy Efficiency

The Government of India set up Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) on 1st March 2002 under the provisions of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001. The mission of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency is to assist in developing policies and strategies with a thrust on self-regulation and market principles, within the overall framework of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001 with the primary objective of reducing energy intensity of the Indian economy.

Role of BEE

BEE co-ordinates with designated consumers, designated agencies and other organizations and recognize, identify and utilize the existing resources and infrastructure, in performing the functions assigned to it under the Energy Conservation Act. The Energy Conservation Act provides for regulatory and promotional functions.

The Major Promotional Functions of BEE include

 Create awareness and disseminate information on energy efficiency and conservation

 Arrange and organize training of personnel and specialists in the techniques for efficient use of energy and its conservation

 Strengthen consultancy services in the field of energy conservation

 Promote research and development

 Develop testing and certification procedures and promote testing facilities

 Formulate and facilitate implementation of pilot projects and demonstration projects

 Promote use of energy efficient processes, equipment, devices and systems

 Take steps to encourage preferential treatment for use of energy efficient equipment or appliances

 Promote innovative financing of energy efficiency projects

 Give financial assistance to institutions for promoting efficient use of energy and its conservation

 Prepare educational curriculum on efficient use of energy and its conservation

 Implement international co-operation programmes relating to efficient use of energy and its conservation.