19th Foundation Day of Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)


The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power, Government of India, celebrated its 19th foundation day on 2 March 2020. The event was inaugurated by Hon’ble Secretary, Ministry of Power, Shri S.N. Sahai and Shri Abhay Bakre, Director General of BEE. Amongst others Director General of TERI, Dr. Ajay Mathur and Dr. Nicole Glanemann, BMWi honoured the event with their presence. A data visualisation portal, which was supported by the Indo-German Energy Forum, as well as voluntary energy efficiency labels for freezers and commercial air conditioning systems were inaugurated at the anniversary. Hon’ble Secretary Shri Sahai said “I appreciate the hard work of BEE for contributing towards an energy-efficient economy and at the same time, I also expect BEE to come up with more such programs in future. Such interaction would pave a way forward for initiatives to be taken by BEE in the sphere of energy efficiency. Deep freezer and LCAC are major energy guzzlers in commercial space, therefore, it is imperative that these two appliances shall be included in the program to save energy and reduce CO2 emissions. With these two products only, a total savings of around 9 Billion units of electricity [9 TWh] is expected to be saved for the country by financial year 2030.” Furthermore, different working groups developed ideas and concepts for an even more energy-efficient India.