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Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency

State Govt Agency under Department of Energy

About State Designated Agency (SDA)




In exercise of the powers conferred by section 15(d) of the Energy Conservation (EC) Act 2001, all the State Governments / UT Administrations have designated an agency as State Designated Agency (SDA) to coordinate, regulate and enforce the provisions of this Act within the State, either by assigning additional responsibilities to one of the existing departments of the State Government or by establishing a dedicated Stand-Alone SDA for energy efficiency. These agencies differ from State to State with the Renewable Energy Development Agency comprising 44%, Electrical Inspectorate comprising 19%, Distribution Companies comprising 17%, Power Departments comprising 14% and Stand-Alone SDA comprising 6%.


In order to build and strengthen the institutional, technical and financial capacities and capabilities of the SDAs for undertaking energy efficiency activities at the State level, BEE provides financial assistance to the SDAs under two major components cited as below.


The activities covered under each of these components are as follows :


Providing financial assistance to the State Designated Agencies to coordinate, regulate and enforce efficient use of energy and its conservation










​​Contribution to State Energy Conservation Fund (SECF): Section 16(1) of the EC Act, 2001 requires State Governments / UT Administrations to constitute a fund called SECF for the purpose of promotion of efficient use of energy and its conservation within the State. The SECF is used as an instrument to facilitate implementation of energy efficiency projects through market transformation. For undertaking energy efficiency projects, major part of the fund disbursed under SECF is to be earmarked separately as Revolving Investment Fund (RIF). This RIF may be used to finance implementation of various energy efficiency projects. Till date, 31 states have constituted SECF out of which about 25 States have also provided matching contribution.


List of SDAs






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