Energy Management Centre (EMC) – Kerala is an autonomous body under the Department of Power, Government of Kerala, registered under the Travancore-Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Act of 1955 with Reg. No. 139/96, and came into existence on 07-02-1996. The office of the Centre is situated at Sreekariyam, Thiruvananthapuram.

Energy Management Centre (EMC Kerala) has been notified as to the State Designated Agency to co-ordinate, regulate and enforce the provision of the EC Act 2001 in the state of Kerala with the concurrence of BEE, Ministry of Power and Govt. of India and for implementing various schemes under the Act. The Centre is devoted to the improvement of energy efficiency in the State, promotion of energy conservation, and encouraging the development of technologies related to energy through research, training, demonstration programs, and awareness creation.

The Centre is also promoting Small Hydro Power Projects development in the State. Small Hydro Promotion Cell constituted by the Government of Kerala under the Power Department is attached to EMC to give impetus to the development of Small Hydro Projects through private participation. The United Nations Industrial Development Organization Regional Centre (UNIDO RC) for SHP for the development of Small Hydro Power in the South Asian Region is also functioning in this Centre.

WISER (Women’s Institute for Sustainable Energy Research) – a USAID/SARI/E collaborative project of USAID (United States Agency for International Development) is also functioning in this Centre. WISER provides technical knowledge sharing, training, and capacity on clean energy technologies, applications, and services relevant for women in SAARC Region.

Energy Management Centre is the State Designated Agency for Energy Conservation, Energy Efficiency, and enforcing the Energy Conservation Act. The details of the Organization and its functions are included in the first chapter. The EMC Organization chart is enclosed. The centre functions with a staff strength of twenty-two.

The human resource development (HRD) includes training of Officers / Staff in reputed Central /State organizations in their respective fields. There is also an in-house training facility to enhance the talents of the staff in the official use of regional language, office procedure, vigilance issues, etc.

The Right to Information Act has been implemented. The Head NMEEE & DSM division is the State Public Information Officer with Registrar as his deputy. The Director functions as the Appellate Authority