According to reports, the State Energy Conservation Mission of Andhra Pradesh Government is contemplating fixing annual energy saving targets on various departments, starting with energy, municipal administration and urban development, industries, agriculture.
Towards this move, the State Government is poised to constitute district level energy conservation committees to be headed by District Collectors with the objective of continuously monitoring and implementing energy efficiency and conservation measures.
Minnie Mathews, Chief Secretary of Andhra Pradesh, today suggested that various departments could take up energy efficiency with the objective of bringing about awareness and savings.
The State energy conservation mission has targeted a saving of about 15,000 million units during the year setting out expectations for domestic, industrial, local bodies, agriculture sectors. The larger objective is of saving about 15,000 MUs equivalent to Rs 4,751 crore, according to a statement.
M. Sahoo, State Principal Secretary Energy, felt that every consumer could play a role in energy saving and a middle-class household could save up to 1080 units equivalent to Rs 5,000 a year. The Government is also trying to improve demand side management for agriculture pumpsets and checking indiscriminate usage of air-conditioners.