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ABOUT US

Energy & Power Department has been declared as the State Designated Agency (SDA) to co-ordinate, regulate and enforce the Energy Conservation Act 2001 within the state of Sikkim vide Notification No. 177/Adm Dated 24/04/2009. SSDA is at present, functioning from the office of the Chief Engineer(Power), with manpower, infrastructure, administrative and secretarial support drawn from the office of the Chief Engineer(Power), Energy & Power Department, Government of Sikkim. The role of SSDA is to create general awareness among masses benefits of Energy Conservation measures and also to institutionalize the energy efficiency project implementation in industry and domestic/residential sectors including Government buildings and commercial buildings with its broad objective.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITY OF SDA
  • Spread awareness on EC Act
  • Undertake voluntary initiatives to promote energy conservation
  • Liaison and coordinate with BEE, state government departments dealing with energy, industry, planning, regulators, consumer affairs, municipal bodies etc.
  • Capacity building of staff employed
  • Launch and maintain state specific website addressing the voluntary and mandatory provisions of EC Act
  • energy conservation awareness program for consumers, industrial & commercial sector, school children, farmers etc.
  • interactive meets between Designated Consumers, energy managers, energy auditors and other experts
S & L PROGRAMME
  • STANDARD

Energy-efficiency standards are procedures and regulations that prescribe the energy performance of manufactured products, sometimes prohibiting the sale of products that are less energy efficient than the minimum standard, often called Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS).

  • LABEL

Energy-efficiency labels are informative labels affixed to manufactured products to describe the product's energy performance (usually in the form of energy use, efficiency, or energy cost); these labels give consumers the data necessary to make informed purchases.

VOLUNTARY S & L PROGRAMME
  • Frost-free Refrigerators
  • Tubular Flourescent Lamps (TFL)
  • Air-conditioners
  • Direct cool Refrigerators
  • Distribution Transformers

The S&L has become mandatory for four ecquipments, appliances (TFL,Frost-free Refrigerators, AC & DTR up to 200 KVA) for selling in India.