Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is a key driving force in meeting India’s environmental and climate goals. We work closely with large and small industries and the buildings sector to help improve their energy performance. We have demonstrated a range of technologies and practices that have helped small and medium enterprises in India to reduce their carbon footprint and improve their profitability. Other significant efforts include supporting the Indian government’s Perform Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme to promote energy efficiency in large industries.

Energy Efficiency

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    Blog

    Overcoming the price hump: Financing energy efficiency

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  • Energy Efficiency summit

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    The mathematics of energy efficient ACs in India

    Gains of energy efficient space cooling laid out in numbers

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    Demand side management: The role of electricity utilities in India's low carbon development

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    Smart grid, battery storage, and your electricity bill

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    India is the only country with zero capital subsidy programme for electric vehicles: Saurabh Kumar, MD, EESL

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Projects

Articles

What after Petcoke?

Mr Anshu Yadav
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Ms Anubhuti Bhatnagar

A look at options for the cement industry in the face of a possible petcoke ban

The mathematics of energy efficient ACs in India

Ms Aastha Manocha

Gains of energy efficient ACs laid out in numbers

Water-food-energy nexus in India

Ms Prakriti Prajapati

In these times of agriculture crisis and falling water tables, it is important to rework policies to better address key challenges in the irrigation-power space

Energy efficiency & India: The possibilities ahead

Dr Ritu Mathur
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Mr Swapnil Shekhar
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Mr Girish Sethi
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Mr Sachin Kumar

A TERI analysis of energy efficiency in India by modelling two scenarios

Energy efficiency and renewables' share up, so is air pollution and untreated waste

Ms Aastha Manocha

Latest data in energy and environment paints a favourable picture of the status of renewable energy in India, energy supply and demand

Taking the PAT road to leaner, meaner industries

Dr Ajay Mathur

The market-based mechanism brought about innovative ideas such as energy certificates and their trading to reduce energy consumption in industrial units

Events

Mahindra TERI Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Habitats

June 12, 2018
to June 12, 2018

Mr. Anand G. Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group will inaugurate the first-of-its-kind research facility on building materials. The Centre of Excellence, established by TERI and Mahindra Lifespaces Pvt Ltd, aims to mainstream energy efficiency in India’s real estate sector, via transformative solutions tailored for Indian climatic conditions.

The centre will be inaugurated in the presence of Ms. Anita Arjundas, Managing Director, Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd. and Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute

India-Japan Industry & Energy Seminar

May 1, 2018
to May 1, 2018

To focus on enhancing technology cooperation and business opportunities between India and Japan in the fields of in energy and environment , TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute), in association with NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization), Japan, and JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization), is organising the India-Japan Industry & Energy Seminar on May 1

TERI-ITEC Courses 2017-18: Course VIII - Integrated approach towards sustainable development

March 12, 2018
to March 29, 2018

About TERI-ITEC

TERI is empanelled by the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC), Government of India, for this programme. Under the TERI-ITEC programme, eight courses are being offered for the year 2017-18.

TERI-ITEC Courses 2017-18: Course VII - Natural Resource Security: Governance, Challenges and Opportunities

February 19, 2018
to March 9, 2018

About TERI-ITEC

TERI is empanelled by the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC), Government of India, for this programme. Under the TERI-ITEC programme, eight courses are being offered for the year 2017-18.

World Sustainable Development Summit 2018

February 15, 2018
to February 17, 2018

The World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS), TERI's flagship event, has been conceptualized as a single platform to accelerate action towards sustainable development and especially climate change. The WSDS series seeks to bring together the finest minds and leading thinkers of the world to focus attention on the challenge of sustainable development and has emerged as a landmark event addressing issues pertinent to the future of humanity.

TERI-ITEC Courses 2017-18 Course VI - Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

January 29, 2018
to February 16, 2018

About TERI-ITEC

TERI is empanelled by the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC), Government of India, for this programme. Under the TERI-ITEC programme, eight courses are being offered for the year 2017-18.

News

TERI launches storage battery-based load management in Kolkata

November 26, 2018 |
November 26, 2018
Business Standard

TERI has launched a "first-of-its-kind" pilot project here to support implementation of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) at the distribution level, aimed at reducing stress on transformers during peak hours. The research institute, with support from MacArthur Foundation, kick started the project in collaboration with the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (WBSEDCL). For implementation of the pilot project, TERI would act as project management consultant to WBSEDCL and Department of Power, West Bengal.

IEA highlights India’s progressive role in the global energy marketplace

September 4, 2018 |
September 4, 2018
ESI Africa

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has been commended by Mr R K Singh, India’s Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy, on its contribution to global energy analysis and the substantive progress it is making to ‘open its doors’ to emerging countries. During a recent visit to New Delhi, Dr Fatih Birol, the IEA’s executive director focused on the increasing role of India in the global energy market, highlighting the country’s efforts in boosting electrification, rapidly improving its energy efficiency, and reducing costs of solar PV and wind power.

Oil prices poised for further hike: International Energy Agency

August 31, 2018 |
August 31, 2018
The Economic Times

Indian economy remains vulnerable to oil price fluctuations, which makes it important for the country to diversify sources of supply, use biofuels, and to reduce energy consumption by cars, trucks and factories, according to Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director, IEA. Dr Birol delivered the 17th Darbari Seth Lecture organised by TERI.

The biggest decision maker in making the green shift in Indian real estate sector is the developer

July 21, 2018 |
July 21, 2018
HT Estates

The research facility, Centre of Excellence (CoE), was launched at TERI in Gurugram to promote an energy-efficient real estate ecosystem in India. The research facility has been collaboratively developed by Mahindra Lifespace Developers and TERI, and it showcases different energy efficient building materials and green construction technologies for the industry. The Mahindra- TERI CoE embodies the focus on sustainability beyond just business- towards creating a larger urban stakeholder ecosystem that can power a transformative 'green shift' across India’s cities and towns.

Running your AC at 27°C vs 18°C can cut your electricity bill by over 30%

June 28, 2018 |
June 28, 2018
Mint

In an effort to promote energy efficiency in air conditioning, the government may issue an advisory to all AC manufacturers and commercial buildings to keep the default temperature setting at 24 degrees Celsius. A common misconception is that setting the thermostat at 18 degrees will cool down a room faster. However, that’s not true. It will take the same amount of time for the room to reach 26 degrees-which is significantly cooler than the average current outdoor temperature of 40 degrees in Delhi-whether you set the temperature at 18 degrees or 26 degrees.

Mahindra Lifespace, TERI launch centre of excellence focussed on energy efficiency

June 13, 2018 |
June 13, 2018
The Hindu Business Line

In a bid to boost energy-efficient real estate in India, Mahindra Lifespace Developers and TERI have announced the launch of a Centre of Excellence (CoE). A research facility, the CoE will aim at developing market-ready and energy-efficient technologies.

Policy

Don’t tinker with the clock to save energy

August 10, 2011

On 23 March 2011, all clocks in the UK were turned forward by an hour marking the start of Daylight Saving Time (DST). The clocks will be turned back on 30 October 2011. The objective is to save energy by educing the use of artificial light and maximizing the use of daylight over a period of seven months. While this has been the practice for many years in countries situated in the upper part of the northern hemisphere and the lower part of the southern hemisphere, DST is hardly practised in countries situated closer to the equator.

Services

Energy performance benchmarking

We assist industries in reducing their energy consumption through audits at the plant level. We undertake technology assessments of energy and environmental performance for different industrial sectors and develop or promote energy efficient and environment friendly technological solutions.

Energy efficient and environment-friendly solutions

We develop and promote energy efficient technologies and environment friendly solutions for industries. The main objective is to enable supply chains to reduce fuel consumption, efficient resource utilization and enhance environmental performance.

Team

Senior Fellow, Industrial Energy Efficiency
Senior Director, Energy
Area Convenor, Indl. Energy Efficiency & Sust. Techn
Director, Integrated Assessments & Modelling
Senior Fellow, Industrial Energy Efficiency