14 December: National Energy Conservation Day
The National Energy Conservation Day is celebrated every year on 14 December. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), under Union Ministry of Power spearheads the celebrations of the day every year since 1991. BEE is also observing National Energy Conservation Week from 9-14 December 2019, in order to drive mass awareness about importance of energy efficiency and conservation.
About National Energy Conservation Day
- To drive mass awareness about importance of energy efficiency and conservation
- To showcase India’s achievements in energy efficiency and conservation.
Every year on this occasion a National Energy Conservation Awards Programme is also organised to recognize and encourage the efforts of various organizations, who have achieved efficient utilization and conservation of energy. The award also recognizes energy efficiency achievements in 56 sub sectors across industry, establishments and institutions including zonal railways, railway workshops and stations, municipalities, thermal power stations, electricity distribution companies, State Designated Agencies, hospitals, hotels, shopping malls and manufacturers of BEE Star labeled appliances or equipment.
In addition to felicitating awards to winners of National Energy Conservation Awards Programme, BEE also felicitates prizes to winners of National Painting Competition on Energy Conservation, with the objective to sensitize school children towards Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation.