Energy efficiency in Indian households has touched 88% with LED bulbs lighting up homes due to affordable government schemes, while more than 75% of air-conditioner users and 60% of refrigerator customers are using star-labelled products.
However, only 25% of Indian households are aware of the Bureau of Energy Efficiencys star labelling programme.
The study by not-for-profit the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) also found that 77% of grid users are satisfied with their electricity services.
The study is based on findings from the India Residential Energy Survey (IRES) 2020 conducted by CEEW in collaboration with the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy (ISEP) covering nearly 15,000 households across 152 districts in 21 states.
It is the first-ever pan-India survey on the state of energy access, consumption and energy efficiency in Indian homes.
The CEEW study also examined that 97% of Indian households were connected to the grid, with another 0.33% exclusively relying on off-grid electricity sources such as solar home systems, solar mini-grids, and battery storage.An estimated 2.4% of the households in the country remained unelectrified.
"Our focus is now going to be on quality, reliability and consumer satisfaction to increase satisfaction rates from 77% to 90% and even higher," additional power secretary Sanjay Malhotra said in a statement.