At its annual flagship event, National Energy Conservation Day, held in New Delhi on December 14, 2017, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) felicitated the winners out of 322 energy efficient companies in select sectors across the country. The participants of the programme comprised companies that achieved monetary savings of Rs 18.95 billion against a total investment of Rs 14.95 billion in energy conservation measures during 2016-17. The National Energy Conservation Awards programme recognises energy efficiency achievements in key sectors across industry, including thermal power stations, office buildings, hotels, hospitals, shopping malls, railway workshops and stations. It also includes municipalities, state-designated agencies and electricity distribution companies. A total of 29 private companies and government institutions received first and second prizes this year. Through the combined actions of BEE, the state governments and related agencies to promote the adoption of energy efficiency and conservation measures, the country has so far saved 385.2 BUs of energy and mitigated carbon dioxide emissions by 319.7 million tonnes. These have been achieved through reduced energy consumption and avoided capacity generation.