New Delhi, March 1, 2022: The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) commemorated its 20th Foundation Day Ceremony in Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The inaugural session commenced with a welcome address by the Director General of BEE after which the theme of the event was announced by the Country Representative, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), "Setting the Context," followed by a keynote address by the Additional Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).
During the welcome address, Abhay Bakre, the Director General of BEE, said, "I applaud BEE's efforts to contribute to a more energy-efficient economy, and I hope and believe that BEE will continue to develop similar programmes in the future. Such engagement will pave the way for BEE to pursue efforts in the field of energy efficiency for a better tomorrow. Congratulations everyone and all the very best."
The 20th Foundation Day ceremony signifies the journey of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency in improving the state of power consumption in the country while focusing on increasing the conservation and enhancing efficient use of energy in India. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency has come a long way since its inception and has successfully navigated through the ebbs and flows of pandemic, energy crisis, and unprecedented rise in demand, which have only strengthened its resolve and resilience. With this year’s foundation day ceremony, the organization will stay committed to brainstorm, strategize and develop programmes, standards and guidelines to help meet the needs of the future.
The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) came into force on March 1st, 2002 under the provisions of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001 with a mission to assist in developing policies and strategies with a thrust on self-regulation and market principles with the primary objective of reducing the energy intensity of the Indian economy within the overall framework of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001.
The 20th Foundation Day programme consisted of three sessions:
Low-Carbon Technology Solutions for the Industrial and Commercial Sectors
Industries for Decarbonization
FLCTD Accelerator-Final Pitching and announcement of winners of Low Carbon Technology Accelerator 3.0
The first session on "Low-Carbon Technology Solutions for Industrial and Commercial Sectors'' was moderated by, Dr. Rene Van Berkel, UNIDO Representative for India. The session focused on chalking out and discussing the available technologies and techniques that would reduce the amount of carbon for our industrial and commercial sectors. The winners of the ‘Low-Carbon Technology Innovation Conclave’ gave presentations on various topics ranging from Waste Heat Recovery, Space Conditioning, Pumps, Industrial Resource Efficiency, Industrial Internet of Things, to Electrical Energy Storage.
In the second session, “Industries for Decarbonization”, Dr. Ashok Kumar, the DDG of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency moderated the panel discussion. Various industry leaders from the textile sector, pulp and paper sector, commercial buildings and automotive sectors participated as panellists in this session to talk about the challenges being faced in this matter and ways to reimagine production process that reduces emission while managing the economic disadvantages.
The third session was focused around discussions on promoting and scaling up FLCTD project and low carbon technologies in India to improve the efficiency of the Industrial and commercial sector of our nation.
Keeping in view the theme and depth of the importance of this establishment, the 20th Foundation Day Ceremony of BEE commenced with a welcome address by the Director General of BEE and was followed by a special address by the Secretary, Ministry of Power, who then released the FLCTD Accelerator Compendium and the report on Cold Chain. The certificates for the selected winners of the 2019 innovation challenge were also distributed.
The event came to an end with the address by the Chief Guest of the evening, Shri R.K. Singh, Cabinet Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy, Government of India.
The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Power, Government of India. It assists in developing policies and strategies with the primary objective of reducing the energy intensity of the Indian economy. BEE coordinates with designated consumers, designated agencies, and other organisations to identify and utilise the existing resources and infrastructure in performing the functions assigned to it under the Energy Conservation Act.
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