Punjab Government has issued various Notifications under the EC Act 2001 which are in force....
State Government Notifications:
- 20.01.2006 – Mandatory use of Solar water heating systems in buildings having area of more than 500 sq yds, Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), BIS marked pumpsets in govt. & private sector, Promotion of Energy Efficient Building Design.
- 17.03.2008 – Constituting State Level Energy Conservation Action Plan Team (ECAT).
- 05.07.2010 – Constitution of State Level Steering Committee (SLSC) to provide guidance and support for the operation of PSECF.
- 22.02.2010 – Punjab State Energy Conservation Fund (PSECF) Rules.
- 07.10.2011 – Mandatory use of Solar water heating systems in buildings having area of more than 500 sq yds, Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), BIS marked pumpsets in govt. & private sector, Promotion of Energy Efficient Building Design.
Energy Conservation Act:
- Considering the vast potential of energy savings and benefits of energy efficiency, the Government of India enacted the Energy Conservation Act, 2001 (ECA). The Act became effective from March 01, 2002 and forms the core of the legal framework put in place by India to promote energy efficiency and conservation. It provides for institutionalizing and strengthening the delivery mechanisms of energy efficiency programs in the country and provides a framework for the much needed coordination between various government entities. Besides the legal framework, The Act also provides a regulatory mechanism at the Central and State government levels. To carry out the functions required by The Act, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency was created as part of The Act.
- Subsequent amendments to the Energy Conservation Act, 2001 in 2010 include:
- Issue of Energy Savings Certificate to DC's whose energy consumption is less than the prescribed norms & standards.
- DCs whose energy consumption is more than prescribed norms and standards shall be entitled to purchase the energy savings certificate to comply with prescribed norms and standards.
- Central Government and Bureau shall prescribe the value of per metric ton of oil equivalent of energy consumed.
- Commercial buildings having a connected load of 100 kW or contract demand of 120 kVA and above come under the purview of ECBC under EC Act.