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Vizag to host conference on energy efficiency and conservation

Vizag to host conference on energy efficiency and conservation

Amaravati: The port city of Visakhapatnam will host a one-day national conference on August 18 to dwell on best practices so as to achieve potential energy saving of 1,32,000 million units across the country by 2018-19.

The conference is being organised under the aegis of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), a statutory body under the Union power ministry, and will see participation from delegates from 29 states and Union Territories.
The power targets to achieve a monetary saving of Rs 53,000 crore through energy efficiency and conservation as part of the National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency, according to AP State Energy Conservation Mission CEO A Chandrasekhar Reddy.
In a release here on Monday, he said deliberations at the seminar would focus on Ujala, LED street lighting national programme, demand side management in the agriculture sector, perform, achieve and trade (PAT) scheme for energy efficiency in the industrial sector, energy conservation building code and standards and labelling programme in the domestic sector.
"Under the Ujala scheme alone energy saving of one lakh million units, amounting to Rs 40,000 crore, is estimated to be achieved. Over 25 lakh street lights have been converted to LEDs, saving 9,000 million units of power and Rs 5,500 crore," Reddy said.
The World Bank has ranked AP as the No. 1 state in the country in energy efficiency.

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