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Bureau Of Energy Efficiency (BEE)

Understanding BEE Certification: Standards, Labels, and Benefits for Energy Efficient Products

Introduction To BEE Certification

BEE has defined minimum standards for certain products which are required to be fulfilled in order to get a license to sell in Indian markets. As per the respective product category the prescribed standard testing, procedures and rules are required to be compiled to get the right labels from the BEE. These labels are certified marks which are stamped on the product in form of ratings from 1 to 5 which indicated the performance level for each product. For labeling the same, the BEE authority works with technical expert committees, an industry association, consumer organizations, testing laboratories, etc.

Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) was formed under the Ministry of Power in Government of India. In 2010, the government has made it mandatory for certain items to have ratings and labels on its products which specify the performance of the product and help the customers in making right choices before buying such product. The rating given by the BEE indicates a company’s compliance level in BEE. A company or a product having a higher BEE level indicates the standard performance of the company in relation to competition.

A company mainly requires a BEE certificate to prove their BEE status in the market. The certificate is valid for a year and it needs to be renewed every year based on the BEE implementation during the period. It helps the company in both regulatory and promotional activities. In regulatory it sets performance standards for appliances and designs labeling scheme for the same. The star rating on various appliances like AC, refrigerator, Fans, Pumps, Water Heaters, etc is mandatory required to have BEE rating. It helps in developing norms for energy consumption. In the promotional activity, it helps in creating promotional programs for energy efficiency and to develop testing facilities. It also helps in attracting the customers by achieving the highest level of BEE ratings.

How Can C-PRAV Help?

Filling the application form with all required information
Work with BEE to register the company needing BEE certification
Liaise and complete all forms to submit to BEE for product registration
Manage Renewal process for Manufacturers/Products
Coordinating with the overall testing process
Facilitating and managing the end to end process for manufacturers, its subsidiaries and its representatives to certify their products for BEE requirements in India.

Types of Label

Mainly two types of Labels are found in the Indian product

Comparative label

Under this label different model are given a specific label in form of Star rating from 1 to 5 with BEE logo and license number on it. The ratings help the customer in getting the right information about the product.

Mandatory Product list

  • Frost Free (No-Frost) Refrigerator
  • Tubular Florescent Lamps
  • Room Air-conditioners
  • Distribution Transformers
  • Room Air-conditioner (fixed speed)
  • Room Air-conditioner (variable speed)
  • Stationary Storage Type Electric Water Heater
  • Direct Cool Refrigerator
  • Colour Television
  • LED Lamps
  • Ceiling fans

Endorsement label

Under this the products are marked for their minimum performance criteria for their respective product category like BEE certified etc.

Voluntary Product list

  • Induction motors
  • Agricultural Pumps set
  • LPG Stoves
  • Washing Machines: To be in mandatory list w.e.f 30th June 2023
  • Laptops/ Notebooks
  • Office Equipments
  • Ballast
  • Diesel Engine Driven Monoset for Agricultural Purposes
  • Solid State Inverters
  • Diesel Generator
  • Chillers
  • Microwave Oven
  • Solar Water Heaters
  • Light Commercial Air conditioners
  • Deep Freezers
  • Ultra-High Definition (UHD) Televisions
  • Air Compressions
  • Tyres/Tires
  • High Energy Li-Battery

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Professional engineering experience of 30+ years with technical and managerial skills obtained from professional degree, courses, and hands-on experience, while working with organizations and companies involved in Design & Development, Testing, Inspection, Certification and Compliance (TICC). 

Management of electrical/electronic products & systems Testing and Certifications for Global markets in Consumer, Industrial, IT, Telecom, Defence, Medical, and Automotive Industries. Overall advisory for Standards, Regulations, Testing and Certifications for Global Market Access (GMA). 

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