Recently, the Ministry of Power (MoP), in association with the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), organised the 30th National Energy Conservation Awards (NECA) function. R. K. Singh, Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy and Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship was the Chief Guest on that occasion.
This year, due to the COVID pandemic, the function was organised as a Hybrid event transmitted from Vigyan Bhawan. Stakeholders from across the country and the awardees participated through virtual platform.
The event included a virtual exhibition on achievements on energy efficiency. The awards were presented to the winners from different industries and sector establishments. During the event, the Standards and Labelling Programme for Air Compressors and Ultra High Definition (UHD) TV on voluntary basis was initiated; SAATHEE (State-wise Actions on Annual Targets and Headways on Energy Efficiency) – A portal for State Designated Agency for state level activities was also launched.
In the occasion, Singh congratulated the winners and stated that together we have bravely handled the tough times during the pandemic. The power sector continued to function throughout the lockdown period. Energy efficiency is not only good for the world but also for companies and industries themselves. He also highlighted that our country has one of the lowest per capita emission and per capita energy consumption, despite India has made an ambitious commitment to meet the global challenge posed by climate change.