Policy status:Planned
Date Effective:2006
Date Amended:

2009, 2016

Policy Type:Information and Education>Performance Label>Comparison label, Information and Education>Information provision, Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards, Policy Support, Policy Support>Strategic planning, Regulatory Instruments, Regulatory Instruments>Monitoring, Regulatory Instruments>Obligation schemes , Regulatory Instruments>Other mandatory requirements
Policy Target:Appliances>Residential, Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power

The BEE's long-planned labeling program will first address refrigerators and fluorescent tube lamps. The rating will grade models on their energy efficiency, starting from one star, implying low energy efficiency, to a five star grade for the most energy efficient model.Energy labels became mandatory for many electricity-consuming appliances in 2007, including pumps, motors, air conditioners and televisions. The BEE plans to coordinate a consumer education campaign to publicize the new labels.This Scheme aims to provide consumers with information about the energy saving and thereby cost saving potential of appliances, allowing them to make informed purchasing decisions.

In 2006, India pledged to launch a comprehensive energy labeling program for appliances under the framework of the Energy Conservation Act of 2001. This labeling provides transparency to end-users on energy saving and cost saving potential. This will in turn create incentives that allow the domestic industry to compete where norms for energy efficiency are mandatory.


These conditions for labeling covers the following items:


  1. equipments/appliances for room
  2. air conditioner
  3. ceiling fan
  4. colour television
  5. computer
  6. direct cool refridgerator
  7. distribution transformer
  8. domestic gas stove
  9. frost free refridgerator
  10. general purpose industrial motor
  11. Monoset pump
  12. Openwell Submersible Pump Set
  13. Stationary Type Water Heater
  14. Submersible Pump Set
  15. Tfl, Ballast
  16. Solid State Inverter
  17. Office Automation Products
  18. Diesel Engine Driven Monosetpumps For Agricultural Purposes
  19. Diesel Generator Set
  20. Led Lamps
  21. Inverter Ac.



Energy labelling for air conditioning units and refrigerators was mandated in 2010

Related policies:Energy Conservation Act

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