The Office 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 2001 Energy Conservation Act. The agency’s function is to develop programs which will increase the conservation and efficiency of energy in India. The mission of the Office of Energy Efficiency is to “institutionalize” energy efficiency services, enable delivery mechanisms in the country and provide leadership energy efficiency in all sectors of the country. The primary objective would be to reduce energy intensity in the economy. The broad objectives of BEE are as under: To exert leadership and provide policy recommendation and direction to national energy conservation and efficiency efforts. To establish a system of measurement and efficiency and to measure energy efficiency in a macro level. The Energy Conservation Act and efficient use of energy and its conservation programs. To be successful in the delivery of energy services as mandated in the EC through private-public partnerships. To interpret, plan and manage energy conservation programs in the Energy Conservation Act.
Energy Audit: The Government of India has identified certain energy intensive industries as ‘designated consumers’, and made it compulsory for them to conduct Energy Audits following the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (Manner and Intervals of Time for Conduct of Energy Audit) , 2010 ‘