Since 1991, December 14 has been designated as National Energy Conservation Day. Every year, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), a division of the Ministry of Power, organizes the celebrations.
The goal of the day is to raise awareness of climate change and global warming among the public and to encourage conservation of energy resources. In terms of energy efficiency and conservation, it also emphasizes the nation’s accomplishments.
Under the auspices of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Ministry of Power observed Energy Conservation Week (8–14 December) in 2022. The BEE under the Ministry of Power has planned a number of events as part of the celebrations.
By 2030, buildings are predicted to consume the most electricity, making energy efficiency in buildings essential to India’s transition to sustainable energy. By 2032, it is expected that the demand for electricity in the residential and commercial building sectors would have multiplied by 5 and 3, respectively. As a result of increasing heat stress caused by the environment, increased commercialization, economic activity, and urbanization, a significant portion of this electricity will be used for space cooling in buildings.
The purpose of National Energy Conservation Day in India is to raise awareness of the value of energy conservation among the general public. Additionally, the public is brought up to date on any new strategies or plans that are being developed. Information is provided on ways to reduce energy waste and how members of the public can contribute to resource conservation. In essence, the day’s main goal is to promote efficient energy use and reduce energy consumption.