Ministry of Power & Swiss Government Sign MoU for Joint Building Energy Efficiency Project

Dr. Andreas Baum, Ambassador of Switzerland to India, and Raj Pal, Economic Adviser, MoP, Government of India, have inked the pact to extend the Indo-Swiss Building Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP) by five years, based on successes achieved by the project in its first phase.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) had been signed between the Governments of India and Switzerland for a joint project on energy efficiency of buildings in November 2011, for a duration of five years. The objective of the collaboration has been to reduce the overall energy consumed in buildings through sharing of best practices between the two countries in energy efficient design, construction and technologies. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) were designated as implementing agencies for the project. Based on the excellent results achieved by the partnership, both governments have jointly decided to extend the MoU to November 2021.

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