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Recently, the Union Minister of State for Power inaugurated UTPRERAK, a dedicated Centre of Excellence, to accelerate industry adoption of clean technologies in New Delhi.


UTPRERAK, also known as the Advanced Industrial Technology Demonstration Centre (AITDC), is a Centre of Excellence established by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power, with the aim of accelerating the adoption of energy-efficient technologies in the Indian industry. Here are the key mandates of UTPRERAK:

  • Reference and Resource Institution: UTPRERAK is mandated to become a key reference and resource institution on industrial energy-efficient technologies. It will provide comprehensive information, guidance, and expertise related to energy efficiency in the industrial sector.
  • Demonstration and Showcasing: UTPRERAK will demonstrate and showcase energy-efficient technologies in key industry sectors. It will serve as a platform to exhibit and promote innovative technologies, solutions, and practices that can improve energy efficiency in industries.
  • Exhibition cum Information Centre: UTPRERAK will function as an exhibition cum information centre, providing access to relevant information, case studies, success stories, and best practices in energy efficiency. It will create awareness among industry professionals about the potential benefits and opportunities associated with energy-efficient technologies.
  • Knowledge Repository: UTPRERAK will serve as a repository of knowledge, collating and organizing information related to energy-efficient technologies, industry-specific energy conservation measures, and successful implementation models. This knowledge repository will be accessible to industry stakeholders, researchers, policymakers, and other interested parties.
  • Knowledge Exchange Platform: UTPRERAK will facilitate knowledge exchange and dissemination of best practices among industry professionals. It will organize workshops, seminars, and training programs to promote the adoption of energy-efficient technologies and share experiences from various sectors.

Bureau of Energy Efficiency:

  • The BEE was established on 1st March 2002 under the provisions of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001.
  • Objective: To reduce the energy intensity of the Indian economy.
  • It coordinates with designated consumers, designated agencies, and other organizations.
  • It recognizes, identifies, and utilizes existing resources and infrastructure to perform the functions assigned to it under the Energy Conservation Act.

April 2024