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The Ministry of Power has set up UTPRERAK, a Centre of Excellence, dedicated to accelerating adoption of clean technologies by industries.

Key Points

  • India is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing its renewable energy capacity as part of the global efforts to combat climate change.
  • One of the key strategies to achieve this goal is to improve the energy efficiency of various sectors, especially the industry, which accounts for about 40% of the country’s total energy consumption.
  • To facilitate and accelerate the adoption of energy-efficient and practices in the industry, the Union Ministry of technologies Power has established a dedicated Centre of Excellence called UTPRERAK.


  • Stands for Unnat Takniki Pradarshan Kendra is a Centre of Excellence to Accelerate Adoption of Energy Efficient Technologies
  • Setup has by Bureau of Energy Efficiency(BEE), Ministry of Power also been named as Advanced Industrial Technology Demonstration Centre (AITDC).
  • The main objective of UTPRERAK is to provide technical support, capacity building, policy advocacy, and knowledge dissemination to the industry stakeholders on various aspects of energy efficiency.


  • UTPRERAK will serve as a reference institution and showcase energy-efficient technologies in various industry sectors.
  • It will also to provide training and education in energy efficiency over 10,000 energy professionals in the next five years.
  • The centre will play a key role in helping industries meet and promote the adoption of new emission reduction targetstechnologies.
  • It will also provide inputs for national energy policy formulation and facilitate research in energy-efficient solutions


  • It will act as a one-stop solution for all the energy efficiency needs of the industry, covering sectors such as steel, cement, textiles, chemicals, fertilizers, paper, and food processing.
  • It will offer services such as energy audits, benchmarking, , financing, technology assessment, project implementation. monitoring and verification, and certification
  • It will collaborate with national and international agencies, research institutions, industry associations, and technology providers to facilitate knowledge exchange and technology transfer.
  •  It will among the industry create awareness and sensitization stakeholders on the benefits of energy efficiency and the opportunities available under UTPRERAK.
  • It will of the enhance the competitiveness and profitability industry by reducing its operational costs and improving its productivity and quality.
  • It will create employment opportunities and skill development for the youth in the field of energy efficiency.
  • It will and help the industry to reduce its energy consumption of carbon footprint, thereby contributing to the national goals energy security, climate change mitigation, and sustainable development.

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