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:
The EC Act was amended in 2010 and the main amendments of the Act are given below :
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 09||Establishment of Appellate Tribunal|
|Chapter 10||Power of Central Government to issue directions to Bureau|
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