The objective of S&L program is to provide the consumer an informed choice about the energy saving and thereby the cost saving potential of the marketed household and other equipment. This is expected to impact the energy saving in the medium and long run while at the same time it will position domestic industry to compete in such markets where norms for energy efficiency are mandatory. The scheme was launched by honourable Minister of Power in May, 2006 and is currently invoked for equipments/appliances such as Room Air Conditioner, Ceiling Fan, Colour Television, Computer, Direct Cool Refrigerator, Distribution Transformer, Domestic Gas Stove, Frost Free Refrigerator, General Purpose Industrial Motor, Monoset Pump, Openwell Submersible Pump Set, Stationary type Water heater, Submersible Pump Set, TFL, Ballast, Solid State Inverter, Office Automation products, Diesel Engine driven moonset pumps for Agriculture Purposes, Diesel generator Set.
Under Mandatory Scheme:
The major appliances in your home –Refrigerator, Fans, Air Conditioners etc accounts a major
part in your monthly electricity bill and if your appliances in more than a decade old, you
are spending a lot more on electricity than you need to.
Energy efficient appliances don’t just save electricity and your money; they are good for environment. The less energy we all use, the lower will be demand on power plants to generate electricity and lower will be the effect on environment. The trick is to figure out which model use the least energy, here are some guidelines.