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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    Aggregating DSM Opportunities Among Industrial Consumers at Utility Level for Low Carbon Growth

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  • Newsletter

    Sameeeksha Newsletter

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  • Project

    Energy efficiency improvements among small and medium textile units in India

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  • Event

    India-Japan Environment Week 2023

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  • Article

    Climate Compatible Growth (CCG) in the iron and steel industry in India: rethinking patterns of innovation

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India can become a leading hydrogen export hub: Cristian Valdes Carter, Director, Innovation Norway said at TERI’s technical session at the International Climate Summit 2021

TERI Web Desk

TERI organised four virtual technical sessions on 'Powering India's Hydrogen Ecosystem' at the International Climate Summit 2021 where discussions focused on the scope, potential, and policy and regulatory impetus needed to boost green hydrogen application in India.

Cooling India with Energy Efficient Solutions

With rapid urbanisation and a growing population, there is a demand for sustainable, clean, and energy efficient cooling solutions. Access to cooling has become a development need and an equality issue. The interplay of a variety of factors is important to understand in order to encourage energy efficiency in cooling.

Understanding barriers to energy efficiency: Decoding consumer behaviour

Apart from easy availability of energy efficient technologies, consumers require a nudge to bring about behavioural change regarding energy conservation in daily life

A 'green division' in Delhi to reduce residents' carbon footprint

TERI Web Desk

A Model Green Division project by a discom in East Delhi's Mayur Vihar could reduce 2100 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent

Saving Punjab's groundwater, one agricultural pump at a time

A scheme in Punjab delivers direct monetary benefit to farmers for using agricultural pumps more efficiently

It's time for utilities to manage power demand creatively

Mr K Ramanathan

Demand Side Management, or DSM, can help power utilities manage rising electricity demand without compromising consumer interest


Meeting of Chief Sustainability Officers

February 8, 2024
to February 8, 2024

Book Release: TERI Energy & Environment Data Diary and Yearbook (TEDDY) 2022-23

January 23, 2024
to January 23, 2024

TERI Energy & Environment Data Diary and Yearbook (TEDDY) is an annual publication brought out by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) since 1986. TEDDY presents latest information on energy supply sectors (coal and lignite, petroleum and natural gas, power and renewable energy sources), energy demand sectors (agriculture, industry, transport, residential, and commercial sectors), and environment (local and global). It seeks to support policy research and decision-making by providing policymakers and researchers with the data which can be used to develop actionable solutions.

Financing Decarbonization of Indian Secondary Steel Sector: Towards an Enabling Environment

December 18, 2023
to December 18, 2023

The Energy and Resources Institute is organizing a webinar on the launch of its report titled 'Financing the Decarbonization of Indian Secondary Steel Sector: Towards an Enabling Environment', undertaken in association with DIW Berlin, on 18th December 2023 from 15:00-16:30 (IST).

Panel Discussion on "An Economy-wide Quantified Goal on Energy Efficiency in India"

July 19, 2023
to July 19, 2023

July 19th 2023, from 1645 – 1800 hrs at Salao 2, The Grand Hyatt, Goa


A legacy still cherished, even as potters in Khurja shift to modern kilns to shape clay

May 24, 2024 |
May 24, 2024
Press Institute of India

Mr Prosanto Pal, Associate Director of the Industrial Energy Efficiency Division at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), notes the environmental benefits of Khurja's shift to natural gas, highlighting its minimal impact on the local environment. As the pottery sector is energy-intensive, the fuel used in the sector has a bearing on the local industry. However, he cautions against viewing this transition as the ultimate solution, pointing out the scarcity of natural gas resources. According to Pal, the ultimate solution lies in transitioning to electricity-based furnaces.

Wheeling towards sustainable pottery making in Khurja

April 11, 2024 |
April 11, 2024
Mongabay India

The famed pottery industry in Khurja, Uttar Pradesh, has undergone significant modernisation over the years, transitioning from coal-fired kilns to more sustainable options like natural gas, thereby improving energy-efficiency and reducing environmental impact. Mr Prosanto Pal, Associate Director of the Industrial Energy Efficiency Division at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), notes the environmental benefits of Kharja’s shift to natural gas, highlighting its minimal impact on the local environment.

Indian Cement Industry Set to Build 100-150MT Capacity

December 15, 2023 |
December 15, 2023
Construction World

The prestigious Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi, came alive on the morning of December 14th, as luminaries, exhibitors, visitors and delegates converged for the grand inauguration of the 14th Cement Expo and 9th Indian Cement Review Conference 2023. The momentous occasion witnessed the ceremonial ribbon-cutting by Dr Vibha Dhawan, Director General, TERI; and Ali Emir Adiguzel, Founder and Director, World Cement Association, initiating two days of insightful discussions and collaborative initiatives.

India Makes Substantial Progress In Low-Carbon Energy: Shell-TERI Report

August 2, 2023 |
August 2, 2023
BW Business World

India must give paramount importance to establish a conducive regulatory framework that promotes growth and encourages innovation. In addition, businesses and companies must play an active role in supporting India's ambition of achieving net-zero emissions. Significant contributions can be made by investing in renewable energy, hydrogen, and bioenergy sectors.

Downstream industries: Playing the value-addition game

July 21, 2023
| Dr Vibha Dhawan
| ET Edge Insights

Major extractive industries such as copper and coal, to name just a few, not only have a vital role to play in a country's economic growth but also in creating an ecosystem that helps in the development of various downstream and ancillary industries. The success of India's petrochemical sector is a great example of what downstream industries can achieve provided they have enough feedstock from upstream companies, which are used as raw materials or inputs for the final products.

Reporter's Diary: Experts Urge Journalists To Use Effective Storytelling & Raise Awareness On Energy Efficiency

July 15, 2023 |
July 15, 2023
Gaon Connection

In a media workshop organised by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in New Delhi on July 5, energy efficiency experts, communications professionals and journalists, discussed ways to improve public awareness about energy efficiency. 


Just Energy Transition Partnerships, Climate Action, and Minilateralism

November 24, 2023

Transitioning towards clean energy and renewable sources is a significant measure to restrict Greenhouse Gas emissions and meet the climate goals set out in the Paris Agreement. Upcoming minilateral mechanisms, especially partnerships such as JETPs, despite setting ambitious targets have little to offer on recognizing the specific needs of the Global South to support sustainable energy transitions.

Road to Sharm El-Sheikh: Towards Equity and Climate Justice

November 7, 2022

Egypt will host the 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh from 6th -18th November 2022. The COP27 Presidency lays out the vision for inclusive, rules-based, ambitious, substantive outcomes, commensurate with the challenges based on science and guided by principles building on agreements, decisions, pledges, and commitments from Rio 1992 to Glasgow 2021.

Co-innovation of low-carbon technologies for SMES: A framework for strengthening technology cooperation between Japan and India

August 11, 2021

Co-innovation can enhance cooperation with Japanese firms and facilitate the successful transfer of low carbon technologies in small and medium enterprises in India to further the country's energy transition

Making Mission Possible: Delivering a Net-Zero Economy

September 16, 2020

The primary route to decarbonisation will be clean electrification, complemented by hydrogen, sustainable biomass and fossil fuels combined with carbon capture, says the report

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 Director, Energy
Director, Industrial Energy Efficiency
Associate Director, Industrial Energy Efficiency
Area Convenor, Industrial Energy (Bangalore)