The Bureau of Energy Efficiency issues the Draft Bureau of Energy Efficiency (Manner and Intervals of Time for Conduct of Energy Audit in Commercial Buildings or Establishments) Regulations, 2017
The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (“Bureau”), vide a notification in the Official Gazette dated 20th December, 2017, has issued the draft of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (Manner and Intervals of Time for Conduct of Energy Audit in Commercial Buildings or Establishments) Regulations, 2017 (“Draft Regulations”).
Key Highlights of the Draft Regulations:
- The Draft Regulations apply to buildings or building complex used or intended to be used for commercial purpose.
- Every designated consumer, as defined under the Energy Conservation Act, 2001 (“Act”), shall have the first energy audit, conducted by an accredited energy auditor, within eighteen months of the final publication of these regulations in the Official Gazette of India.
- The interval of time for conducting and completion of subsequent energy audits shall be three years with effect from the last date of submission of the previous energy audit report by the accredited energy auditor to the designated consumer.
- The energy audit report structure is to be jointly decided by the accredited energy auditor and the designated consumer.
Such audit report shall contain a list of recommendations to reduce energy consumption by the consumer and the costs and impact of the selected measures.
The Bureau has invited objections or suggestions from all persons likely to be affected within a period of 30 days from the date on which copies of this notification are made available to the public, to be addressed to the Director–General of Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, 4th Floor, Sewa Bhawan, R.K.Puram, Sector-1, New Delhi -110066 or may be sent at the e-mail address of the Bureau at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: Bureau of Energy Efficiency