30th National Energy Conservation Awards (NECA) function organised

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30th National Energy Conservation Awards (NECA) function organised

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Energy Resources; Conservation

In news 

  • Ministry of Power, in association with Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), organised the 30th National Energy Conservation Awards (NECA) function.

Key takeaways 

  • During the event, the Standards and Labelling Programme for Air Compressors and Ultra High Definition (UHD) TV was launched on a voluntary basis. 
  • The energy consumption standards will be effective from 01st January 2021.
  • This initiative is expected to save around 8.41 Billion Units of electricity for Air Compressors and 9.75 Billion Units for UHD TV till 2030.
  • SAATHEE (State-wise Actions on Annual Targets and Headways on Energy Efficiency) – A portal for State Designated Agency for state level activities was also launched.
  • BEE has developed this portal. 
  • It will facilitate real-time monitoring of the progress of implementation of various Energy Conservation endeavours at State level.

Important value additions 

Bureau of Energy Efficiency

  • It is a statutory body under the Ministry of Power, Government of India.
  • It assists in developing policies and strategies. 
  • Objective: Reducing the energy intensity of the Indian economy.

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