NATIONAL MISSION FOR ENHANCED ENERGY EFFICIENCY (NMEEE)
The National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency is one of the eight missions set up under the Prime Ministers National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) and is implemented by BEE.
NMEEE seeks to upscale the efforts to create the market for energy efficiency which is estimated to be about 74,000 crores. As a result, it is estimated that by the end of 5 years, about 23 million tonnes of oil equivalent (mtoe) of fuel will be saved, capacity addition of over 19,000 MW avoided, and emissions of carbon dioxide reduced by 98.55 million tones annually.
NMEEE has four major components which provide for a multi-pronged approach for achieving energy efficiency in the country.
· PAT – Perform Achieve Trade: A market based mechanism to enhance cost effectiveness of improvements in energy efficiency in energy intensive large industries through certification of energy savings that could be traded.
· MTEE – Market Transformation for Energy Efficiency: Accelerating the shift to energy efficient appliances in designated sectors through innovative measures that make the products more affordable.
· EEFP – Energy Efficiency Financing Platform: A mechanism to finance DSM programmes in all sectors by capturing future energy savings.
· Framework for Energy Efficient Economic Development: Developing fiscal instruments to promote energy efficiency NMEEE would have a broadbased steering committee, with representation from various Ministries, CII, FICCI, NGOs, and academia.
In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (g) and (n) of section 14 of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001 (52 of 2001), the Central Government, in consultation with the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, hereby specifies for the designated consumers mentioned in column (2) of the following Sector Table, the energy consumption norms and standards mentioned in the corresponding entry in column (4) of the said Sector Table as the energy consumption norms and standards for the period from 2012-13 to 2014-15 in relation to their current level of energy consumption, being the baseline energy consumption norms and standards mentioned in column (3) of the said Sector Table, established under the Energy Conservation (Energy Consumption Norms and Standards for Designated Consumers, Form, Time within which, and Manner of Preparation and Implementation of Scheme, Procedure for Issue of Energy Savings Certificates and Value of Per Metric Ton of Oil Equivalent of Energy Consumed) Rules, 2012, namely:-