SECM Aims to Become Role Model in Energy Efficiency, Conservation
Hyderabad, July 16 (INN): Enthused with the positive response from the general public/stakeholders towards Energy Efficiency & Energy Conservation (EE&EC) initiatives taken up by State Energy Conservation Mission (SECM)/Govt. of A.P, the mission has further decided to take up Department wise/District wise Energy Efficiency Plans (EEP) to achieve the desired goals of energy savings to the maximum extent.
Accordingly, Dr. P.K. Mohanty, Chief Secretary, Govt. of A.P & Chairperson/SECM has issued instructions to all the key Govt. departments such as MA&UD, RWS, Agrl, Industries, R&B, Panchayat Raj, Schools & Technical Education, etc. to finalize the EEP apart from continuing the existing tempo to prevent wastage of precious energy, to inculcate the habit of Energy Conservation and to harness green energy sources such as Solar and Wind power.
Disclosing the above details, A. Chandra Sekhara Reddy, Chief Executive Officer/SECM while delivering a lecture in a technical session of EE&EC as a part of 2-day National seminar on “Strategies for Energy Security” organised by the Institution of Engineers India, on the occasion of the 112th Birth Day of Padmabhushan Dr KL Rao, stated that the efforts are being made by SECM to study the best practices/success stories available across the world and share the same with district level energy conservation committees headed by District Collectors to implement the EC&EE measures more effectively.
CEO informed that, as per BEE, GoI report, AP is one of the best states among the 8 major states in the Country in the implementation of EE&EC programmes in realizing the huge energy savings. With the concerted efforts of power utilities, all the depts., employees, NGOs, self-help groups, DWACRA groups, farmers associations and industrial organizations like CII, FICCI, FAPCCI, etc. SECM aims to become a role model in Energy Efficiency improvement programmes which ultimately paves the way for realizing the huge energy saving potentiality.
As per the estimation of Energy Conservation Committee, the energy savings per annum worth of Rs.7,900 Crs by adopting various short-term & long-term programmes are projected, with the latest average Cost to Serve (CoS) which is around Rs.5.25 per unit.
Some of the key decisions taken in the recent SECM meeting for ensuring judicious usage of Electricity are as follows-(i) Preparation of Energy Efficiency & Energy Conservation (EE&EC) improvement plans for all the departments, ii) Removal of Air Conditioners used by ineligible officers in the Govt. offices, iii) Taking up Energy Auditing in major Govt Buildings, iv) Devising specific action plans for reduction of wastage & improvement of efficiency at high energy consumption points like ACs, water pumping stations etc., v) Holding monthly Energy Conservation review meetings with all the concerned vi) Conducting awareness programmes to educate people on EE&EC measures vii) Special programmes for School children to educate them on Energy Conservation.