|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:||Residential Appliances, Energy Utilities>Demand-side management/End-use services, Multi-Sectoral Policy, Energy Utilities, Commercial/Industrial Equipment|
|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:
Energy labelling for air conditioning units and refrigerators mandated
|Related policies:||Energy Conservation Act|
Last modified: Wed, 31 May 2017 18:39:10 CEST