Union Power Ministry launches Chiller Star Labelling Program to improve energy efficiency

Sep 17, 2018 17:22 IST
Union Power Ministry launches Chiller Star Labelling Program to improve energy efficiency

The Union Ministry of Power on September 14, 2018 launched the Chiller Star Labelling Program, an ambitious program to encourage the deployment of energy efficient chiller systems in the country.

Initially, the program is launched on voluntary basis and will be valid up to December 31, 2020.

Why is it important to optimise energy performance of chillers?

Chillers are used extensively for space conditioning of buildings and for industrial process cooling applications. Chillers, being energy intensive system, contribute more than 40 percent of the total energy consumption in commercial buildings.

Therefore, it is important to optimize energy performance of chillers and create awareness amongst the end users to adopt transition towards energy efficient chillers.

Chiller Star Labelling Program

The Chiller Star Labelling Program envisages providing star rating in terms of its energy performance.

The program has been formulated by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE).

BEE has developed an online registration platform for easy and expeditious approval under this initiative.

The chillers manufacturers will be able to register online for availing appropriate star rating of chiller equipment.

The star label (1 to 5) will be awarded, with 5 star being the most efficient chillers, based on the test certificate from designated agencies and after due verification from BEE.

Through the chiller star labelling Program, it is estimated that more than 500 million units of electricity would be saved in 2019 along with Green House Gases (GHG) reduction of 0.5 million-ton equivalent of CO2.

It will also save more than 4 billion units of electricity by the year 2030 with CO2 emission reduction of 3.5 million ton.

Significance

The program will promote advancement technology for central HVAC (Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems and will also facilitate energy efficient solutions for the large commercial and industrial applications.

 

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