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Delhi govt to train school children in saving electricity

The Delhi government will now train school children in saving electricity at home using various measures such as switching off extra lights when not in use and encouraging parents to use ACs with temperature control and full load washing machines.

The government on Tuesday launched a first-of-its kind mass awareness programme with a target of one lakh school children competing for maximum energy conservation at home.

According to an official statement, the project is a tripartite collaboration between the Delhi government, a power consultancy — Mott MacDonald and its tertiary Green Energy Solutions, aimed at educating both parents and children for energy conservation by dispensing useful energy saving tips.

“Students will be given valuable tips to save energy.

These include turning off lights and fan when not in use, using full load washing machine, usage of LED Lights, solar water heaters, ACs with temperature control, solar inverters and solar lamps.

“The children will maintain a monthly record of units saved through energy cards which will be distributed to schools across the capital. They have to enter the details for electricity bills of their homes from November 2016 to February 2017 including units consumed and saved,” the statement said.

Parents and teachers will be signing these cards each month and in March 2017, special prizes and certificates will be given for least energy units consumed. Children will also be encouraged to share any innovative efforts or ideas they have implemented to cut back on power bills. 

“Our focus is to save 24 crore units of electricity per year with the help of the school children and their families. The competition costs Rs 10 per student and would lead to saving 10-30 units of electricity per student,” said Liz King Managing Director, Mott MacDonald. 
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