The Bureau of Energy Efficiency is an agency of the Government of India, under the Ministry of Power created in March 2002 under the provisions of the nation's 2001 Energy Conservation Act. The agency's function is to develop programs which will increase the conservation and efficient use of energy in India.The Objectives of Standards & Labelling Program is to provide the consumer an informed choice about the energy saving and thereby the cost saving potential of the marketed household and other equipment.
This is expected to impact the energy savings in the medium and long run while at the same time it will position domestic industry to compete in such markets where norms for energy efficiency are mandatory.The government has proposed to make it mandatory for certain appliances in India to have ratings by the BEE starting in January 2010.
The programme brings in considerable benefits, such as availability of high quality EE labelled products in the market, energy and money savings for consumers, promoting healthy competition in consumer appliance product category through market transformation, controlling extra power generation and reducing overall carbon emissions3 of the implementing country.
The mission of Bureau of Energy Efficiency is to "institutionalise" energy efficiency services, enable delivery mechanisms in the country and provide leadership to energy efficiency in all sectors of the country.
Acceptance of BEE Star Labelling – How?
Since Indian consumers were more price sensitive, awareness campaigns were primarily focussed on associated cost benefits in the long term. Also, taking into confidence all relevant stakeholders from beginning and ensuring their active involvement in the implementation process were the most important factors for the success of energy efficiency movement in the country.
BEE worked closely with various key stakeholders through its Steering & Technical committees for effective implementation and monitoring of the programme. Various stakeholders, including energy economists from within BEE, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL), appliance manufacturers, manufacturers’ associations, test laboratories, independent experts and consumer groups are proactively invited to meetings of Technical Committee.
Since the program mandates many of the product now for in-country testing, several lab are recognised by BEE for testing different products covered under this program. Muman has a tie up with various labs in India which are accredited by the Bureau Of Energy Efficiency (BEE). They offer testing for almost all the products covered under compulsory registration scheme as per the BIS Act. Muman Solution teams can help manufacturers achieve compliance by assisting in the following: