National Efficient Cooking Program

National Efficient Cooking Program (NECP) and Energy Efficient Fans Program (EEFP)

Why in the news National Efficient Cooking Program?

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of Public Sector Undertakings under Ministry of Power, launched its groundbreaking National Efficient Cooking Program (NECP) and Energy Efficient Fans Program (EEFP). These initiatives aims at revolutionizing cooking practices in India and emphasizing on the importance and urgency of energy efficient fans.

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL)

  • Under the Ministry of Power, Energy Efficient Services Limited is a joint venture of PSUs.
  • Promoting energy-efficient items including LED bulbs, tube lights, air conditioners, streetlights, and electric cars is the goal of this well-known energy service company.
  • Millions of these good been distribute by EESL thanks to their open procurement procedures, which are supervise by CVC. This has led to significant reductions in peak demand, greenhouse gas emissions, and energy consumption.

National Efficient Cooking Program (NECP)

  • The national goal of NECP is to provide 20 lakhs energy-efficient induction cook stoves that not power by solar or electricity.
  • The program’s allotted induction-based cookstoves promise to save 25–30% of the cost of traditional cooking techniques while also providing economical cooking solutions and energy savings.
  • It falls under the EESL Clean Cooking Scheme as a sub-program.
  • Implemented by EESL.
  • In order to assist India’s, Go-electric program, EESL has already been promoting safe and clean electric cooking.
  • EESL has worked with Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) for large-scale deployment of induction cookstoves.

Significance of the program:

  • Lower energy usage
  • Reduced power costs for end users
  • Assist India in achieving its carbon mitigation and green transformation objectives.
  • Reduced environmental impact of inefficient cooking methods, providing cleaner air and greater health for inhabitants.
  • In India, hasten the acceptance and widespread use of contemporary electric cooking appliances.
  • Cooking currently done in rural regions using biomass burning, and in urban areas using LPG or city gas distribution. India imports a considerable amount of LPG and CNG. India’s energy security will increase if cooking is done using electricity.
  • The cost of an LPG cylinder is beyond the means of many low-income families. Therefore, cooking with electricity will save cooking costs, especially for low-income households.
  • Demand for electricity-based induction cooking has grown as a result of things like modular kitchens, growing LPG prices, and the adaptability of induction cooking.
  • Using induction cooktops offers increased convenience and safety when cooking.
  • increased use of cookstoves with induction bases in a variety of dining establishments.

About Energy Efficient Fans Program:

  • By distributing one crore ceiling fans, EEFP hopes to implement energy-efficient BLDC fans.
  • Modern 5-star fans only use 28–32 watts. Conventional fans, on the other hand, usually use 75–80 W. Utilizing them will therefore result in lower electricity costs and lower customer energy bills.
  • Ceiling fans must have a minimum of five stars. Under the Energy Conservation Act, the Federal Bureau of Energy Efficiency mandated that ceiling fans be labeled with stars beginning on January 1, 2023.

Significance of Energy of National Efficient Cooking Program

  • About 25% of India’s total electricity usage comes from ceiling fans, which make up 40% of the country’s home electricity consumption.
  • Approximately twenty percent of the total electricity consumed in homes can be saved by swapping out all of the current fans for the most energy-efficient models.
  • The adoption rate of 5-star energy-efficient fans is only 5%, despite significant energy savings. This suggests that significant energy savings will result from the widespread use of energy-efficient fans.
  • It is anticipated that the EEFP initiative will encourage current ceiling fan users to switch to more energy-efficient fans in addition to meeting the need for new fans.
  • Assist India in achieving its carbon mitigation and green transformation objectives.

Consequently, the programs would save energy expenses and increase consumer comfort, benefiting all parties involved and assisting in the accomplishment of our Panchamrit objectives.

Source- PIB