The website of the Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative

India consumes approximately 5.1 percent of the world’s primary energy – energy consumption in India grew by 9.2 percent between 2009 and 2010. India’s Standards and Labeling (S&L) program is based on the Energy Conservation Act (ECA) of 2001, which legislated for a wide range of energy efficiency initiatives. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), a statutory body under the Ministry of Power, is responsible for developing and administering India’s appliance efficiency program, which was officially launched in 2006. The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) provides technical support through the development of test procedures and related materials. The BEE program began as a voluntary labeling scheme for a number of products. Many of these voluntary labeling schemes have since become mandatory.

Information regarding India's current energy efficiency programs can be found on the CLASP Standards and Labeling (S&L) Database.


Standards & Labeling: India is participating in product collaborations within the standards and labeling working group.

Awards: India has contributed to the development of program rules and criteria for the 2012 SEAD Global Appliance Efficiency Awards for televisions. India is one of four regional markets in which television awards will be given.

Procurement: India is contributing to the development of tools to enhance public procurement of efficient products.

Technical Analysis: India is participating in international efforts to share programmatic best practices, technical analysis, and other information relevant to the development of world class appliance and equipment standards.

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