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Power Ministry launches Chiller Star Labelling Program

Union Ministry of Power has launched Chiller Star Labelling Program to encourage deployment of energy efficient chiller systems in the country.

Power Ministry launches Chiller Star Labelling Program
  • It was launched as part of occasion of 24th World Ozone Day and 31st Anniversary of Montreal Protocol, which will be observed on 16th September 2018.

About the Chiller Star Labelling Program:

  • The program was formulated by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE).
  • It envisages providing star rating in terms of its energy performance.
  • Initially, the program has been launched on voluntary basis and will be valid upto 31st December 2020.
  • BEE has developed online registration platform for easy and expeditious approval under this program.
  • It will allow manufacturers to register online for availing appropriate star rating of chiller equipment.
  • Based on test certificate from designated agencies and after due verification from BEE, star label on the scale of 1 (less efficient) to 5 (most efficient) will be provided.

What is the significance of star labelling of chillers?

  • It will help promote advancement of technology for central HVAC (Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems and will also facilitate energy efficient solutions for large commercial and industrial applications.
  • It will also help to save more than 500 million units of electricity in 2019 along with Green House Gases reduction of 0.5 million-ton equivalent of CO2.
  • It will also save more than 4 billion units of electricity by 2030 with CO2 emission reduction of 3.5 million ton.

Interesting to know:

  • Chillers are used extensively for space conditioning of buildings and for industrial process cooling applications.
  • The size of Indian chiller market which stood at 1 Million Tonne per year at 2017 and is projected to grow at CAGR of 3.6% fuelled by growth in the retail, hospitality and infrastructure projects. 
  • Chillers, being energy intensive system, contribute more than 40% of total energy consumption in commercial buildings.
  • Therefore, it is important to optimize energy performance of chillers and create awareness amongst the end users to adopt transition towards energy energy efficient chillers.

Question:

Q. Union Ministry of Power has launched which program to encourage deployment of energy efficient chiller systems in the country?
a. Chiller Grade Labelling Program
b. Chiller Level Labelling Program
c. Chiller Star Labelling Program
d. None of the above
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