• India saved Rs 4,866 crore through energy efficiency measures last fiscal

    The Indian industry saved more than Rs 4,866 crore through adoption of energy efficiency measures last financial year, the power ministry informed today. The top entities who took part in the efficiency drive will be felicitated in a function by power minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday.

    The ministry said Goyal will inaugurate the National Energy Conservation Day here and felicitate winners of the National Energy Conservation Awards and National Energy Conservation Painting Competition 2016.

    “The participating entities for the 2016 energy awards have collectively invested Rs 5,111 crore in energy conservation measures and achieved monetary savings of Rs 4,866 crore in a short period of 13 months. These entities have also saved 7,378 million units of electricity which is equivalent to the energy generated from a 1,352 Megawatt thermal power plant,” the power ministry said in a statement.

    The awards are organised by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and recognise industrial establishments which have taken effective measures to conserve energy and students from across the country who paint ideas for energy conservation. The entities which have sent their entries for the awards this year include industrial units, offices, hotels, hospitals, zonal railways, railway stations including metro stations, manufacturers of BEE star labelled appliances, thermal power stations, universities, electricity distribution companies and financial institutions.

    The ministry said more than 11.4 million students from across the country participated in the school painting competition this year – 8 per cent more than last year. Goyal will also give away National Energy Conservation Awards 2016 including three Top Rank Awards, 43 First Prizes, and 48 Second Prizes to establishments for best energy conservation technologies and practices. Austin Hooper Womens Jersey

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