Explore potential in energy saving, Centre to States
The Union Ministry of Power led Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) said that there is scope for energy saving investment potential of up to Rs10.02 lakh crore by 2031 and asked the States to explore the huge potential.
Vijayawada: The Union Ministry of Power led Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) said that there is scope for energy saving investment potential of up to Rs10.02 lakh crore by 2031 and asked the States to explore the huge potential.
The ministry has requested all the States to recognise the potentiality of energy efficiency and its benefits to strengthen energy sector in their respective States, improve environment and boost economy.
Addressing a webinar with all State Designated Agencies (SDA), the BEE Director General Abhay Bhakre along with Deputy Director General of BEE Ashok Kumar and Director/BEE, Milind Deore said that the transition towards an energy-efficient economy requires huge capital investments. He requested all the State governments to focus on energy efficiency related investments that will help them to boost economy, improve energy performance in key sectors, create employment and improve environment, he said. The DG asked the Energy Department of Andhra Pradesh for taking a major initiative to involve around one crore self-help group women members in the energy efficiency activities in a phased manner with co-ordination of Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty (SERP), Mission for Elimination of Poverty in Municipal Areas (MEMPA) and other allied departments. The AP State Energy Conservation Mission (APSECM) officials explained that they had conducted energy conservation rally, webinars on IoT application to MSMEs (national level), awareness on PAT scheme to PATDCs of Andhra Pradesh and hybrid seminar on ECBC. The APSECM conducted physical awareness programmes on energy conservation to students of various colleges, one mega workshop on EC for self help groups (women), SECA awards to best performing industries and institutions along with slogan and short video competitions to school children and other various programmes in each district separately.