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Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency

State Govt. Agency under Department of Energy

Energy Conservation (EC) Act

 

The Energy Conservation Act (EC) Act was enacted in 2001 with the goal of reducing energy intensity of Indian economy. Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) was set up as the statutory body on 1st March 2002 at the central level to facilitate the implementation of the EC Act. The Act provides regulatory mandate for: standards & labeling of equipment and appliances; energy conservation building codes for commercial buildings; and energy consumption norms for energy intensive industries.

 

The Central Government, State Government and the Bureau have certain powers to enforce measures to instigate an energy efficient structure.

 

The Energy Conservation Act, 2001 provides a legal framework and institutional arrangements for embarking on an energy efficiency drive. Some of the institutional arrangements may include:

 

  • Establishing the Bureau by merging existing Energy Management Centre to ensure an effective co-ordination between designated consumers and agencies.
  • Granting power to the Central Government to specify norms for processes and energy consumption standards.
  • Granting power to the State Governments for enforcing the provisions of the Act.
  • Establishing a fund by the name of Energy Conservation Fund, separately by the Central Government and State Governments.
  • Imposing penalties in case of violation of the provisions of the Act.
  • Prescribing the procedure for evaluating and judging the penalties and appeal to the Supreme Court.

 

 

 The EC Act was amended in 2010 and the main amendments of the Act are given below :

 

  • The Central Government may issue the energy savings certificate to the designated consumer whose energy consumption is less than the prescribed norms and standards in accordance with the procedure as may be prescribed.
  • The designated consumer whose energy consumption is more than the prescribed norms and standards shall be entitled to purchase the energy savings certificate to comply with the prescribed norms and standards.
  • The Central Government may, in consultation with the Bureau, prescribe the value of per metric ton of oil equivalent of energy consumed.
  • Commercial buildings which are having a connected load of 100 kW or contract demand of 120 kVA and above come under the purview of ECBC under EC Act.

 

 

This Act was meant to establish a foundation to further the efforts of creating better and much reliable infrastructural and institutional mechanisms in the future. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency is currently working and undertaking complete measures for conservation of energy.

 

The Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill, 2022 Click here

The Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2022 Click here

 

THE ENERGY CONSERVATION ACT, 2001 No 52 OF 2001 (29th September 2001) 

An Act to provide for efficient use of energy and its conservation and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty second Year of the Republic of India as follows:—

 

Chapter 01 Short title, extent and commencement
Chapter 02 Establishment and incorporation of Bureau of Energy Efficiency
Chapter 03 Transfer of assets, liabilities and employees of Energy Management Centre
Chapter 04 Powers and functions of Bureau
Chapter 05 Power of Central Government to enforce efficient use of energy and its conservation
Chapter 06 Power of State Government to enforce certain provisions for efficient use of energy and its conservation
Chapter 07 Grants and loans by Central Government
Chapter 08 Penalty
Chapter 09 Establishment of Appellate Tribunal
Chapter 10 Power of Central Government to issue directions to Bureau

 

 

 

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