Setting a new milestone in the energy efficiency & energy conservation activities, Andhra Pradesh has bagged all the five prestigious Energy Conservation National Awards for the year 2015. The Energy Conservation National Awards have been constituted by Ministry of Power.
This would be the first time that any state in the country has clinched all the national awards in the area of energy conservation, benefiting the state & stakeholders in a big way. Ajay Jain, Secretary, Energy, I & I, CRDA received a communication to this effect on Thursday from Secretary, Ministry of Power & Director General, Bureau of Energy efficiency.
The awards won by AP government are as below:
Best State Designated Agency (SDA) for effectively monitoring, devising and studying best practices for implementation of energy efficiency activities.
Best DISCOM – AP Southern Power Distribution Company (APSPDCL), the Energy Department has been chosen as the best DISCOM in the implementation of the Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) distribution of LED Bulbs Scheme in 5 districts.
Best Urban Local Body in the country – Greater Vishakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC), Is adjudged as best Urban Local Body in the country for implementation of Energy Efficient LED Street Lighting programme.
Best Business Model for Energy Efficiency Activities – APSPDCL has achieved Best Business Model for Energy Efficiency Activities.
Best Business Model for Energy Efficiency Activities – Greater Vishakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) is again declared as best Business Model for Energy Efficiency Activities.
Speaking on this occasion, I.Y.R. Krishna Rao, Chief Secretary and Chairman of AP State Energy Conservation Mission (APSECM) and Ajay Jain, who is also Vice Chairman of SECM stated that it is the second great honour of the state after getting universal recognition in the Paris Global summit on climate change where some of the universal energy experts have highlighted AP’s bold initiatives in Energy Efficiency programs that have attracted global attention.
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu expressed great satisfaction after achieving this rare distinction. Further on, he has directed the SECM, Energy Department to strive hard to compete for Asian & Global awards in the field of energy conservation.
The Government will receive the awards December 14 at a function to be held at the Vignan Bhawan in New Delhi.