Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA)

Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA), the State designated agency (SDA) in the State of Jharkhand under Department of Power, Government of Jharkhand, to coordinate, regulate and enforce the provision of the Energy Conservation Act-2001 and implement schemes under the Act within the State of Chhattisgarh. This is a significant step forward for JREDA having additional responsibility of promoting energy efficiency and developing energy conservation projects besides facilitating renewable energy development within Jharkhand State.
The following are the activities where JREDA is involved in relation to Energy Efficiency activities:

  • Implementation and monitoring of energy efficiency projects.
  • Promote new energy efficient technologies like LEDs etc.
  • Coordinating energy efficiency activities with State Govt. departments of Urban Development, Municipalities, Electricity and Industry.
  • Capacity building to carry out inspection functions under EC Act and provide the basis for penal actions by adjudication, wherever necessary.
  • Get an energy audit conducted by an accredited energy auditor in the specified manner and intervals of time.
  • Comply with energy consumption norms and standards, and if not so, to prepare and implement schemes for efficient use of energy and its conservation.
  • Prescribe Energy Conservation Building Codes for efficient use of energy and its conservation in commercial buildings State Governments to amend the energy conservation building codes to suite regional and local climatic conditions.
  • Specify energy consumption standards for notified equipment and appliance. The financial support to the SDA for the energy efficiency work and related projects is given by the State Govt. along with Bureau of Energy Efficiency (MoP).

The Energy Conservation Act, 2001
The Energy Conservation Act, 2001 (ECA) forms the core of the legal framework put in place by India to promote energy efficiency and conservation. ECA came into force with effect from March 1, 2002.

Objectives of the EC Act – 2001

  • Provide a policy framework and direction to national energy conservation activities.
  • Coordinate policies and programs on efficient use of energy with stakeholders.
  • Establish systems and procedures to verify measure and monitor EE improvements.
  • Leverage multilateral, bilateral and private sector support to implement the EC Act.
  • Demonstrate EE delivery systems through public-private partnerships.
  • To promote energy efficiency in the country.

 Thrust Areas of EC Act

  • Establishment of BEE.
  • Establishment of State Designated Agencies.
  • Identification of Designated Consumers.
  • Energy Conservation Building Code.
  • EE in Govt. Buildings & Establishments
  • DSM in Power Sector & Agriculture Sector
  • Standards & Labeling Program
  • Energy Managers & Auditors
  • Establishment of EE Delivery Service Mechanism (ESCO)
  • Policy Research in the area of Energy Efficiency.


Last Modified on : 19-07-2019