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Star Labeling Program for Appliances consuming petroleum products as fuel

PCRA in association with BEE, had initiated the Standards & Labeling program for appliances consuming petroleum products as fuel on Voluntary Basis
This is as per the provisions notified in “The Energy Conservation (EC) Act 2001” which has been enacted to promote, facilitate and enforce efficient use of energy and its conservation in all spheres of economic activity.
Under the provision of above Act, Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has been set up to assist Government in developing policies and strategies, with the primary objective of reducing energy intensity of the Indian economy. As per “Section 14” of EC Act : The Central Government may, by notification, in consultation with the Bureau:-

  • Clause (a): specify the norms for processes and energy consumption standards for any equipment, appliances which consumes, generates, transmits or supplies energy;
  • Clause (b): specify equipment or appliance or class of equipments or appliances, as the case may be, for the purposes of this Act.
  • Clause (d): direct display of such particulars on label on equipment or on appliance specified under clause (b) and in such manner as may be specified by regulations.”



Standard & Labelling Program

The Standard & labelling Program incorporates the provisions as detailed in the Energy Conservation Act 2001 with the objective to reduce the energy consumption of some of the appliances / equipment without diminishing the services they provide to consumers.
It also encourages consumers for making energy efficient purchases besides saving energy with improved product quality.
It is a win-win proposition for manufacturers & customers thereby resulting in energy conservation for the nation also. The perceived benefits are as under :

Potential Benefits to Manufacturers

  • Provide a well accepted branding for superior products
  • Incentive to manufacture fuel efficient products beyond BIS specifications


Potential Benefits to Customers

  • Informed choice for purchase of energy efficient products
  • Saving in fuel bill - Energy savings are assured & verified
  • Product conforming to BIS specifications


Potential Benefits to Nation

  • Reduction in fuel consumption by introduction of energy efficient products resulting in enhance energy security
  • Reduced foreign exchange burden
  • Reduced emission of Green House Gases


PCRA has undertaken the Star Labeling Program for following Appliances consuming petroleum products as fuel, with endeavour to conserve petroleum products: -

  • Domestic LPG Stove
  • Diesel Engine Driven Monoset pumps for Agricultural purposes (2-10 H.P.)
  • Diesel Engine Driven Generator Sets (upto 19 KW )


Noting :
Please Click at the links given below for Star Rating Schemes for above referred products.
1. Star Rating Program for Domestic LPG Stove
The complete details of the scheme for Domestic Liquefied Petroleum Gas ( LPG) Stoves is available on BEE site www.beeindia.in. A copy of the Schedule for the scheme is also available through link below :
Schedule 9- Domestic Liquefied Petroleum Gas ( LPG) Stoves


2.Star Rating Program Diesel Engine Driven Monoset pumps for Agricultural purposes (2 - 10 HP)
The complete details of the scheme for Diesel Engine Driven Monoset pump for Agricultural purposes is available on BEE site www.beeindia.in. A copy of the Schedule for the scheme is also available through link below :
Schedule 13- Diesel Engine Driven Monoset pumps for Agricultural purposes

3. Star Rating Program for Diesel Engine Driven Generator Sets (upto 19 KW)
The complete details of the scheme for Diesel engine Driven Generator Set is available on BEE site www.beeindia.in. A copy of the Schedule for the scheme is also available through link below :
Schedule 18- Diesel Engine Driven Generator Set

Glimpses of Star Labeling Prgram on Diesel Generator Sets by Hon'ble Minister of State (I/C), P&NG, GOI on 2nd September 2014 at DRDO Bhawan, New Delhi

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