Energy efficiency measures save 7,378 million units of electricity

Participants collectively invested Rs 5,111 crore in energy conservation measures

By DTE Staff
Published: Thursday 15 December 2016

As a step towards energy conservation, participants for the 2016 energy awards saved 7,378 million units of electricity. In recognition of this feat, Union Minister of State for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines Piyush Goyal will felicitate the winners.

The participants collectively invested Rs 5,111 crore in energy conservation measures and achieved monetary savings worth Rs 4,866 crore in 13 months.

Spearheaded by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, ministry of power, the awards recognise industrial and other establishments, which have taken steps to conserve energy, and also students, who paint ideas for energy conservation. Industrial units, offices, hotels, hospitals, zonal railways, railway stations, financial institutes and others sent in their entries for the awards.

Goyal will interact, through video conferencing, with school students across the country and view their paintings. He will also share with students his own ideas on the subject.

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