The Government of India has taken the following steps for electricity conservation in day to day domestic and public usage:

  1. Hon’ble Prime Minister launched National LED programme on 5th January, 2015 which has two components (i) Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) to provide LED bulbs to domestic consumers at an affordable price, and (ii) Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) to replace conventional street lights with smart and energy efficient LED street lights.

  2. Government of India has issued instruction to all Government Departments and Ministries in August 2017 to ensure that all the Government buildings become energy efficient.

  3. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has launched the Standards & Labeling (S&L) programme which defines minimum standards on energy efficiency of 10 electric goods covered under its mandatory regime and 12 electric goods covered under its voluntary regime. The standards on energy efficiency are upgraded from time to time.

  4. With an objective to promote energy conservation in space cooling, BEE, under the guidance of Ministry of Power, have developed voluntary guidelines recommending air conditioning temperature setting at optimal level of 24-26°C. These guidelines have been recommended for implementation in large commercial establishments, such as Hotels, Airports, public office complexes and large institutions.