National Efficient Cooking Programme Launched

  • By Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of Public Sector Undertakings under the Ministry of Power.
  • National Efficient Cooking Programme (NECP) and Energy Efficient Fans Programme (EEFP).
  • By the Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy Shri R. K. Singh, at an event held in New Delhi.
  • Aimed at revolutionizing cooking practices in India and emphasizing the importance and urgency of energy-efficient fans.

National Efficient Cooking Programme:

  • Introduces induction-based cook-stoves, offering a cost advantage of 25-30% over traditional cooking methods
  • promising both energy savings and cost-effective cooking solutions.
  • Seeks to reduce the environmental impact of cooking methods, ensuring cleaner air and improved health for citizens.
  • Partnered with Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) for the large-scale deployment of induction cooktops.
  • A subset of the Clean Cooking Scheme.
  • Focuses on Non-Solar/Electricity-based Induction Cookstoves, aligning with the Go- electric initiative by the Ministry of Power.
  • With over 10 million units sold in 2021-22, increased demand is attributed to factors like modular kitchens, rising LPG costs, and the versatility of cooking with induction.
  • Northern and western India are leading in sales.
  • Portability, convenience, and safety make it popular.
  • Seen as an efficient and safer alternative to traditional gas and electric stoves.

Energy Efficient Fans Programme:

  • Enhances consumer comfort while lowering electricity bills.
  • Dedicated to encouraging the adoption of energy-efficient appliances, such as LED bulbs, tube lights, and high-performance fans.
  • Beginning January 1, 2023, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has mandated that ceiling fans must bear star labels.
  • Ceiling fans contribute to approximately 40% of total residential electricity consumption.
  • By replacing all current ceiling fans with efficient models nearly 20% of total residential electricity consumption can be reduced.
  • Conventional fans typically consume 75-80W, whereas contemporary 5-star fans consume only 28-32W, and 3-star fans use 40-45W.
  • Adoption rate of 5-star energy-efficient fans stands at a mere 5%.
  • The program for deploying one crore ceiling fans was initiated during the G20 Summit in Goa in July 2023.

About Energy Efficiency Services Limited:

  • Operating under the Ministry of Power
  • It is a leading Energy Service Company
  • Their portfolio encompasses energy-efficient products like LED bulbs, tube lights, fans, air conditioners, streetlights, and electric vehicles.
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