Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2001
Date Amended:


Policy Type:Policy Support>Institutional creation, Policy Support, Regulatory Instruments, Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards, Regulatory Instruments>Auditing, Regulatory Instruments>Monitoring, Regulatory Instruments>Obligation schemes , Regulatory Instruments>Other mandatory requirements
Policy Target:Multi-Sectoral Policy, Commercial/Industrial Equipment, Buildings, Industry
Agency:Bureau of Energy Efficiency
Legal References:Ministry of Power Act No. 52 of 2001

The Energy Conservation Act 2001, was passed by the Indian Parliament in September 2001.

This Act requires large energy consumers to adhere to:


  • energy consumption norms;
  • new buildings to follow the Energy Conservation Building Code;
  • and appliances to meet energy performance standards and to display energy consumption labels. 
  • The Act also created the Bureau of Energy Efficiency to implement the provisions of the Act

Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) set up under this act to specify Standards and Codes (S&C) for equipment used in industries (designated as consumer for BEE). Improvement in Energy Efficiency through capacity building & energy audits. Between 2007 and 2010, BEE programs are estimated to have led to 12.15 Mtoe saved, 18875.19 MkWhr electricity saved, and 5048.48 MW avoided capacity.



In 2010, the Act was renewed and strengthened.

Related policies:Standards & Labeling Program

Last modified: Tue, 30 May 2017 16:46:42 CEST