National Energy Conservation Awards (NECA) for the year 2020, organized by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power on 11th Jan 2021. This year, due to the COVID pandemic, the function was organised as a virtually.
Initiative at 30th National Energy Conservation Awards (NECA)
About National Energy Conservation Awards (NECA)
Established : 1991
Organiser : Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power
The Ministry of Power, Government of India has launched a scheme in 1991, to give national recognition through awards to industries and establishments that have taken special efforts to reduce energy consumption while maintaining their production. The awards were given away for the first time on December 14, 1991, which was declared as the `National Energy Conservation Day'. These awards are given by eminent dignitaries holding very high positions in the Government of India in a function organized on 14th December every year.
From 2020, the Ministry of Power, Govt. of India, has decided to organize the “National Energy Conservation Award 2020” to recognize the efforts of various industrial units / establishments / organizations who have achieved efficient utilization and conservation of energy.
About Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)
BEE is a statutory body under Ministry of Power which is mandated to implement policy and programmes in energy efficiency and conservation. The objective of such initiatives is to reduce energy intensity in our country by optimizing energy demand and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) which are responsible for global warming and climate change.
Sources : PIB