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


  • Energy-conservation


    Taking the PAT road to leaner, meaner industries

    The Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme surpassed its targets in bringing about energy conservation in large industries

    Read More
    Energy Efficiency summit


    National Summit on Energy Efficiency in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

    Stakeholders across the country congregated at the two-day summit in New Delhi

  • energy efficiency


    Hope: Unit saved is unit earned

    The results of India's energy efficiency interventions in multiple sectors

  • Article

    Energy efficiency: The balancing act between industrial growth and pollution control

    Energy conservation helps cut costs, keeping industries competitive

    Read More
  • energy map


    MSME Energy Map

    A detailed break-up of energy consumption in clusters of small industries

    Read More



Resettling India's urban poor sustainably

Mr Dhruvak Aggarwal

In a bid to resettle the urban poor, local governments are rapidly constructing houses using cheap, energy-inefficient material causing discomfort to the occupants in the long run. Given this, can participation from the private sector and deployment of local resources help in providing smart, affordable housing to them?

Energy Management Controls in Cooling Plants

Mr Yogesh

With cooling systems accounting for maximum energy consumption, a monitoring and controlling system can help reduce costs and consumption.

In India, the building sector accounts for approximately 35% of the total energy consumption and is growing at a rate of 8% annually (Bureau of Energy Efficiency). Commercial buildings in India account for nearly 8% of the total electricity supplied by the utilities. Electricity usage in the sectors has been growing at about 11%–12% annually. Building energy consumption has seen an increase from14% in the 1970s to nearly 33% in 2004/05.

Energy efficiency: The balancing act between industrial growth and pollution control

Mr Girish Sethi

Industries, both big and small, require energy efficiency to not only meet pollution control norms but also stay competitive in a global market by reducing energy costs

Industry, the key to national development in many countries, is the powerful engine that drives economic growth, spurs innovation and entrepreneurship, and provides direct and indirect employment to vast number of people. Industry is also among the largest consumers of energy, for instance in India, the industrial sector accounts for nearly half of the nation’s commercial energy consumption.


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


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


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.


Discom inks deals with TERI for govt school students

April 20, 2018 |
April 20, 2018
The Asian Age

Delhi power distribution company (Discom) BSES has announced that it has signed separate agreements with TERI to deal with different aspects of energy conservation and conduct research on demand-side management (modification of consumer demand for energy through various methods). According to a statement, the separate MoUs will be signed by the BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd and BSES Yamuna Power Ltd.

Read more

Getting around India's energy efficiency conundrum

February 28, 2018 |
February 28, 2018

The road towards energy efficiency has not been easy due to lack of funds, resulting in the government rolling out a number of policies that include a market-based trading mechanism for moving towards cleaner cooking fuels. India’s energy efficiency market is estimated at $23 billion (around Rs 1.5 trillion) with a vast potential to grow. Energy efficiency needs to be at the centre stage of policy planning, says Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General of TERI. Experts believe there is a growing market around India's energy efficiency drive.

Read more

APSEEDCO signs pact with TERI to promote EE technologies

February 26, 2018 |
February 28, 2018
The Hans India

TERI has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Andhra Pradesh State Energy Efficiency Development Corporation (APSEEDCO) for technical collaboration to promote energy efficient technologies and global best practices among industries and other key sectors in the state.

Read more


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.


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.


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