India's Super-Efficient Equipment Program: SEEP (Webinar)

3 December 2013

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with Super-Efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD), hosted this training webinar focused on India’s proposed Super-Efficient Equipment Program (SEEP). Aditya Chunekar of the Prayas Energy Group spoke on conceptualizing, designing and implementing national-level energy efficiency programs like SEEP, a proposed voluntary program in India aimed at achieving market transformation to super-efficient ceiling fans by providing financial incentives to manufacturers. Participants discussed:

  • Rationale, features and benefits of the program as well as its design and current status
  • Experience in developing the program in India and lessons learned
  • A template for developing programs like SEEP in different countries, particularly, developing countries with political and institutional mechanisms similar to that of India
  • Guiding principles for key steps involved in development, such as conducting preliminary analysis, securing funding, setting technical specifications, standard testing protocols and others


Aditya ChunekarAditya Chunekar, Senior Research Associate, Prayas Energy Group

Aditya has been working on research and advocacy related to energy efficiency policies in India. He has significantly contributed to the conceptualization and design of the Super-Efficient Equipment Program (SEEP), the soon to be launched, largest, national level energy efficiency program in India. He is assisting Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and the World Bank on several issues related to implementation of SEEP. He has also worked on analyzing appliance ownership patterns and discount rates of consumers in India for effective targeting of energy efficiency programs. He has contributed to Planning Commission’s Low Carbon Growth Report as well as to the Demand Side Management (DSM) sub-group of the working group of Power Ministry for 12th Five year plan. He is the member of the core technical committee of BEE for the Standards and Labeling (S&L) program for ceiling fans. Aditya has a Bachelor of Technology (BTech) degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Surat and a Master of Science (MS) in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, USA.

The webinar is intended for policymakers and executives with the hope that the experience and the guiding framework will help them replicate the program in their countries.