For the past decade, CLASP has supported the development and implementation of appliance standards and labeling in India through technical assistance to the Bureau of Energy Efficiency. With ongoing support from CLASP on high-impact, mandatory energy efficiency requirements, BEE’s S&L program resulted in savings of 4.35 TWh of electricity – equivalent to 2,179 MW of avoided capacity generation – from 2009 to 2010 alone.
India is one of the world’s fastest growing economies, and existing electricity deficits are expected to worsen with rapidly growing energy demand.
With funding from the ClimateWorks Foundation, CLASP partners with the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) to implement a comprehensive strategy to reduce electricity consumption and associated carbon emissions in India through the establishment of stringent energy performance requirements for major energy-consuming appliances; the introduction of super-efficient appliances; development of a robust institutional network to support S&L; and stringent enforcement of S&L policies and regulations.
CLASP assists BEE to expand the scope of products currently under the S&L program, revise and improve test methods and energy efficiency performance requirements on numerous products, and improve test laboratory capacity.
CLASP's assistance to BEE encompasses all aspects of a world-class standards and labeling policy portfolio, including supporting India's participation in the Super-Efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment Initiative. CLASP also supports product analyses; standards development and revision; and monitoring, verification, and enforcement activities.
Read more about CLASP’s ongoing S&L initiatives in India.
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