E-commerce site by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL)

Context: Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) is planning to set up a new e-commerce site to showcase ‘energy efficient’ appliances.

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL)

  • Founded in 2009, EESL is promoted by the Ministry of Power, Government of India as a Joint Venture of four reputed public-sector undertakings NTPC Limited, Power Finance Corporation Limited, REC Limited and POWERGRID Corporation of India Limited.
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  • Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) is a Super Energy Service Company (ESCO), which enables consumers, industries and governments to effectively manage their energy needs through energy-efficient technologies.

Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)

  • The Government of India set up the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) in 2002 under the provisions of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001.
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  • BEE co-ordinates with designated consumers, designated agencies and other organizations; recognizes, identifies and utilizes the existing resources and infrastructure, in performing the functions assigned to it under the Energy Conservation Act.

Standards & Labelling

  • Standards and Labelling (S&L) scheme is a flagship initiative of Ministry of Power that was launched with the key objective of providing consumers an informed choice regarding the energy savings and thereby the cost-saving potential of various energy consuming appliances.
  • This scheme prescribes minimum energy performance levels for appliances/ equipment, rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the most energy efficient.
  • Presently, S&L scheme covers the star labelling program for 35 appliances, out of which 15 appliances are under mandatory regime and remaining 20 appliances are under voluntary regime. 

Practice Question

Consider the following statements:

    1. Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) is a joint venture of PSUs under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
    2. EESL is affiliated to Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE).
    3. The BEE has made the star rating system mandatory for all electric appliances.

How many of the statements given above are correct?

a) Only one

b) Only two

c) All three

d) None

Answer: (a)

Exp.

    • Founded in 2009, EESL is promoted by the Ministry of Power, Government of India as a Joint Venture of four reputed public-sector undertakings NTPC Limited, Power Finance Corporation Limited, REC Limited and POWERGRID Corporation of India Limited.

    • The EESL is affiliated to the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) which has for years run a ‘star rating’ system for electric appliances with the highest-rated appliances having ‘5 stars’.

    • The BEE has made this rating mandatory for 15 appliances and voluntary for 20 appliances for 2023.


PYQ – 2016

In which of the following can you find the Bureau of Energy Efficiency Star Label?

  1. Ceiling fans
  2. Electric geysers
  3. Tubular fluorescent lamps

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Ans. (d)

Source: The Hindu

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