Energy Conservation Act

The Energy Conservation Act, 2001 (Act No.52 of 2001) was enacted by the Govt of India and later on amended as The Energy Conservation (Amendment) Act 2010 Act No.28 of 2010) in August-2010.

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 & Labelling Program 
  • Energy Managers & Auditors 
  • Establishment of EE Delivery Service Mechanism (ESCO)


Last Modified on : 11-04-2019