State Energy Efficiency Research and Outreach Programme is augmentation of existing component and is proposed with following objectives :
Through this component, SDAs can draw key experts and can undertake extensive stakeholder engagement, comprehensive analysis and more focused technical assistance to enhance clean energy policy implementation in the State. Under this component, SDAs may take support from various private organizations, educational institutions & laboratories for know-how on various energy efficiency practices across various sectors. Also, in order to encourage innovative projects and research in energy efficiency, financial assistance for research proposals may also be considered from the Institutions, College students and Individual researchers in the field of energy studies. The financial assistance will be given on the basis of detailed evaluation of the research proposals by an expert committee comprising of BEE and SDA officials. Also, SDAs can propagate energy conservation values amongst school children through formation of energy clubs and encouraging participation of young ambassadors in energy conservation movement. Presently, SDAs celebrate Energy Conservation Week involving students, Government officials for propagating energy conservation values amongst various sections of society.
The following implementation strategy can be adopted by the SDAs to enhance awareness among the masses about the benefits of energy efficiency and energy conservation: