The 27th National Energy Conservation Day was celebrated on 14 December 2017 in New Delhi. The day’s celebrations were presided over by Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, who was the chief guest at the event.
The event was organised by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), under Ministry of Power, with the aim of demonstrating India’s achievements in energy efficiency and conservation, while working for its ambition of holistic development as part of the nation’s overall effort towards climate change mitigation.
On the occasion, the President gave away National Energy Conservation Awards to industries that have demonstrated measurable reductions in their energy use as a part of the National Energy Conservation Awards Programme. The President also conferred the National Painting Competition Prizes to the respective winners
The event also witnessed the screening of a short film on the Energy Efficiency achievements in the Industry Sector.
This year, over 1.22 crore children, between 4th and 9th standards from across India, participated in the National Painting Competition and around 322 industrial units and establishments from key sectors participated in the National Energy Conservation Awards 2017.
The BEE recognizes and encourages endeavours by industries in reducing energy consumption by felicitating them with National Energy Conservation Awards and also awards prizes to the national winners of the annual National Painting Competition on Energy Conservation, as a part of its awareness reach.
The mission of BEE is to assist in developing policies and strategies that will help India reduce its energy demand, which is expected to double by 2030, by promoting widespread adoption of energy efficiency measures.
The National Energy Conservation Awards Programme recognizes the energy efficiency achievements in 56 sub-sectors across industry, establishments and institutions.