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Microwave ovens, washing machines to have energy efficiency metrics

ANI | Updated: Mar 08, 2019 23:21 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar 8 (ANI): Ministry of Power on Friday said that microwave ovens and washing machines will now be assigned star ratings based on their energy efficiency metrics.
The star labelling program has been formulated by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) as part of its mandate, under the Energy Conservation Act, 2001, the Ministry of Power said.
Initially, the program for the above two appliances will be implemented on a voluntary basis and will be valid up to December 31, 2020.
Launching this key initiative, Secretary of Ministry of Power A K Bhalla emphasised the need to improve energy efficiency in household appliances to reduce energy bills of common consumers. “This initiative will promote the advancement of technology and energy efficiency in microwaves ovens which is becoming a popular household gadget.”
“We have estimated savings of over 3.0 billion units of electricity at consume-end through the adoption of star rated microwave ovens and washing machines by 2030. This would be equivalent to greenhouse gases reduction of 2.4 million-ton of CO2 by the year 2030 through these initiatives,” he added.
The manufacturers will now be able to register products online for availing appropriate star rating for respective products. (ANI)