Bureau of Energy efficiency (BEE) is promoting energy efficiency measures in the country under the Energy Conservation Act, 2001. There is a vast scope for energy efficiency improvements in buildings. Energy efficiency measures bring about energy savings due to reduced energy consumptions. Energy savings are determined by comparing energy baseline with energy consumed after implementation of EE measures. Energy audit studies have revealed a saving potential to the extent of 40% in each end use such as lighting, cooling , ventilation, refrigeration etc. Energy cost savings resulting from EE measures directly benefit building owners and occupants over life cycle of the building. Performance contracting through energy serving companies is an innovative delivery mechanism for overcoming the barriers faced by energy users. These companies specialize in energy audit and implement energy efficiency practices in a particular organization.
Ministry of Power has setup Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), Joint Venture of NTPC Limited, PFC, REC & Power grid to facilitate implementation of energy efficiency projects. EESL undertakes projects in the following areas through the ESCO route:
Municipal Function ( MuDSM)
Distribution energy efficiency projects
A customer derives a number of benefits through engaging an ESCO. Benefits of using ESCO includes
Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), A joint venture of PSUs of Ministry of Power, Govt of India