BEE Certification

BEE Certification

The principles of energy conservation are present under different energy acts and statutes in India. The government of India brought out this form of certification to ensure that the principles are enshrined in all manufacturing organisations and industries. Such certification would help in development of policies. Apart from this, this certification helps in assisting co-ordination of energy conservation and development.

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BEE Certification

Bureau of Energy Efficiency Certification - An Overview

The Indian Government brought out the Bureau of Energy Efficiency Certification (BEE Certification) to ensure that the principles of the Energy Conservation Act are followed. Such certification would ensure that the industry or manufacturing organisation follows the principles of self development, regulation and policy control in the areas of Energy development.

What is the role played by the BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency)?

Some of the main roles played by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency are:

What is the role played by the BEE(Bureau of Energy Efficiency)
  • Co-ordination

    One of the main aims of the bureau of energy efficiency is to co-ordinate all activities related to maintaining the energy efficiency under the Energy Act.

  • Create Awareness

    The bureau is also responsible for not only creating awareness, but also spreading awareness amongst the industries related to energy conservation.

  • Provide Training

    When it comes to energy and conservation procedures then the bureau helps in maintaining specific standards related to energy and conservation. It also provides training to industries and manufacturing entities on environment standards.

  • Research and Development

    It promotes research and development for industries that are engaged in the area of energy and different forms of conservation processes. It promotes research and development activities not only in India, but liaises with international agencies to promote various research and development opportunities throughout the world.

  • Formulate Pilot Policies

    Ongoing projects and pilot policies are also developed and formulated by the bureau of energy efficiency.

Main Regulatory Body/ Authority for Bureau of Energy Efficiency

The main regulatory body or authority for BEE Certification (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) is the Government of India. This bureau was promulgated by the government in the year 2001 under the provisions of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001.

One of the main objectives of this bureau is to implement and ensure that the energy intensity is low in the Indian environment. The Ministry Of Law, Justice And Company Affairs brought out the provisions of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001 to promote sustainable development within the country.

Under the Energy Conservation Act, 2001 there are 10 chapters which deal with energy conservation in India.

What is the meaning of Standards and Labelling under BEE Certification?

There are particular limits known as standards related to energy efficiency. This would apply to the consumption levels of manufactured products. Energy Consumption standards are present when it comes to electricity appliances such as air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines and coolants.

When it comes to energy consumption standards would refer to the prescribed limits of energy consumption by a particular product. The products which are manufactured have to be within prescribed limits related to energy.

Labelling under BEE certification would include the performance of a particular product. This performance would include the amount of energy utilised by a particular product. Apart from this the cost of the energy product would also be considered.

What are the types of label under Bureau of Energy Efficiency?

There are two types of labels which are provided to customers when it comes to energy efficiency:

What are the types of label under Bureau of Energy Efficiency
  • Comparative Label

    Comparative Label would be attached to products which allow the consumers to compare the products which are manufactured. Based on this the products would be compared and allow the consumer to make a decision.

  • Endorsement Label

    The above label allows consumer to ensure that the standards related to energy efficiency are high when compared to international standards.

Benefits of Bureau of Energy Efficiency Certification

The following benefits can be secured by gaining this form of certification:

Benefits of Bureau of Energy Efficiency Certification
  • Compliance

    By securing this form of certification, the manufacturer or industry would be certain to comply with the requirements of the law. Moreover, this certification would ensure that the manufacturer complies with the provisions of the Energy Act, 2001.

  • Standards

    There are particular standards which have to be maintained when it comes to energy efficiency. Having this form of certification would ensure that such standards are maintained as per the requirements of the law.

  • Efficiency

    Manufacturers or Industries having this certification would ensure specific amount of efficiency is maintained. This would bring out compliance with the principles related to energy efficiency under the Energy Act, 2001.

  • Reputation

    This certification would ensure reputation of the manufacturer or the industry complying the effective rules.

What are the products which require Bureau of Energy Efficiency Certification?

The requirement of certification would depend on the type of product. Apart from this, there are specific products which mandatory require this form of certification. However, there are specific products which do not require this form of certification. However, it is important to ensure that certification is obtained for these products also.

Sl No

Mandatory Requirement

Voluntary Requirement

1

Refrigerator

Direct Cool Refrigerator

2

Air-Conditioners

Colour TV

3

Distribution Transformers

LPG Stoves

4

Florescent Lamps

Washing Machines

5

 

Electric Geysers

6

 

Laptop/Notebook

7

 

Ceiling Fans

8

 

Pump Sets (For Agriculture Use)

9

 

Invertors

10

 

Diesel Generators

11

 

Retrofit camps  LED based

Note: It is important to identify the product type and then consider the requirement if the BEE Certification would be required for the product. However, to be on the safer side it is always useful to secure this form of certification. Hence a company would have to consider the type of product before going for the above certification.

Procedure for Bureau of Energy Efficiency Certification (BEE Certification)

The Bureau of Energy Efficiency Certification is completely an online process. However the company or industry manufacturing the product has to first register under the specific legislation for the BEE Certification. The bureau of energy efficiency certification label is provided to the company after this process.

To consider this, the company has to first utilise the process under clause 2(n) of section 13 of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001. When the company registers with the BEE an agreement would be given to the company. The company has to comply with the provisions of the agreement.

The following steps have to be considered by the company:

  • Log into the S & L Portal

    In the first step, the company has to login to the Standards and labels portal which is found in the following link: http://www.beestarlabel.com/ManageUser/Manageuser. Once the company considers this, then the company has to click on ‘Register New Agency’. The applicant would be redirected to another page to provide relevant information.

  • Provide Information

    After clicking on the Register New Agency, the applicant would be redirected to another webpage http://www.beestarlabel.com/Manufacturer/AgencyRegistration. All information related to the registration process must be filled by the applicant.

  • Pay the Fees

    In the next step, the applicant has to pay the requisite fee for the application. The fee for the application would only cover the fee related to registration.

  • Reference ID and Security Deposit

    In the next step, the applicant would have to enter details related to the reference ID. The security deposit has to be paid by the applicant. For a company is security deposit would be Rs. 1 lakh and for a SSI or Small Scale Industry, the security deposit would be Rs. 25,000/-. The mode of payment can be online or through a bank.

  • Attach documents to the form

    In the next step; the applicant would have to attach the requisite documentation along with the application form. The registration agreement which is on a Rs. 100/- non judicial stamp paper must also be affixed with the registration form. All the documents have to be submitted in hard copy. Along with this the applicant has to ensure that the signature is present in the form. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency would verify the application along with the documentation.

Procedure for Apply for a Model under BEE Certification

To apply for a particular model under BEE certification, there is a separate application. The applicant has to individually apply for different models. The following procedure and process has to be considered for applying for a specific model:

  • The applicant has to login to the S & L Portal.
  • Then go and register the particular model for Bureau of Energy Efficiency Certification. After this the applicant has to pay the prescribed fee of Rs. 1000/-.
  • After this a copy of the application form has to be printed. Along with this documentation must be appended to the form.

Documents Required for BEE Certification

The applicant has to ensure that the documents submitted by the applicant are in proper order. This would be required to be carried out by the applicant in order to ensure that the application registration is not delayed or rejected. There are specific guidelines which are required to be followed by the applicant for Bureau of Energy Efficiency Certification.

  • The documents can be either submitted in hard-copy form or submitted online.
  • All the documents have to be submitted in a particular sequence as stated in online.
  • Documents have to be filed in accordance to the bureau.
  • If the above process is not followed, then such application would be in non-compliance with the requirements.

The following documents have to be submitted for the certification:

  • Covering Letter for the Registration and Application. The covering letter has to be in prescribed format as mentioned in Annexure -1 for a fresh application. If the covering letter is in the format as stated in Annexure-2 then this would be for a renewal.
  • Registration Fee- Rs. 1 Lakh for a large scale industry and Rs. 25,000/- for a small scale industry or MSME. Such registration would be applicable only for one product and one brand.
  • Payment can be done through DD. If done through DD then it has to be in the favour of “Bureau of Energy Efficiency”, payable at New Delhi. If the payment is carried out online, then the documents have to be attached online.
  • The company registration form must be printed by the applicant.
  • BEE Agreement and User Label which is filed in the Rs. 100/- Non Judicial Stamp Paper. If the applicant wants to participate in a particular S & L scheme then such document would be applicable. Such agreement would be valid for a period of three years.
  • Certificate of Trade Mark of the particular brand along with the use of the label.
  • If the applicant is a small scale industry, then the copy of the SSI certificate must be provided by the applicant.
  • ISO 9001 quality management certificate. If there are different centres for manufacturing then all the certificates have to be submitted to the bureau.
  • BIS License ( Such document is mandatory with the issue number).

Note: The documents must be uploaded online, before sending the documents to the BEE. Through this the BEE would scrutinise the validity of the documents.

Documents which have to be submitted for Model Registration

  • Covering Letter ( Annexure 3, 4, 5)
  • For each Model registration the fee for registration is Rs. 10,000/-
  • Payment can be done through DD. If done through DD then it has to be in the favour of “Bureau of Energy Efficiency”, payable at New Delhi. If the payment is carried out online, then the documents have to be attached online.
  • Print the Copy of the Online Registration Form.
  • Print the Copy of the Mandatory Form.
  • Test Results- Such report or the result must be signed and sealed by the company. The standards related to the test report have to meet the standards as per the NABL. Such test results must be printed and made on the letter head of the company.
  • Sample label (Printed Waterproof Adhesive or Metallic as applicable) of the model must be stapled on the online application.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The bureau of energy efficiency is an organisation established by the government to maintain specific standards under the Energy Act, 2001.

S & L is an abbreviation for standards and labelling. Such standards and labelling procedures must be carried out in compliance with the requirement of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency.

Yes for the use of the portal, the manufacturer would get the separate email id and a password.

Such labels are utilised by manufacturers who have viable standards related to BEE. Comparison label would allow the consumer to compare products where as endorsement label would ensure that the standards of the product would comply with the requirements of particular standards.

Mandatory requirement is for products that definitely require BEE certification. Voluntary requirements are for products which do not require this form of bureau of energy efficiency certification.

One of the main objectives of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency is to ensure that sustainable development is promoted when it comes to energy consumption.

Yes the documentation process related to BEE is completely online. However the application would have to be submitted offline in hardcopy form.

Yes this certification requires renewal. The agreement for BEE is valid only for a period of three months. Hence the Bureau of Energy Efficiency would send a renewal agreement before the expiry of 6 months. The applicant has the time to respond within 3 months.

Yes entering into an agreement with the bureau is the first step for securing this certification.

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