Rs 4,866-cr saved under energy conservation measures

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New Delhi, December 13
After investing Rs 5,111-crore in energy conservation measures, the participating entities for the 2016 energy awards have been able to save of Rs 4,866-crore in a short period of 13 months. The investment will continue to pay in the coming years as well. These entities have also saved 7378-million units of electricity, which is equivalent to the energy generated from a 1352 MW thermal power plant. Minister of State for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines Piyush Goyal will inaugurate the National Energy Conservation Day on tomorrow and would felicitate winners of National Energy Conservation Awards and National Energy Conservation Painting Competition 2016, an official statement said.
Spearheaded by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power, the awards recognise industrial and other establishments which have taken effective measures to conserve energy, and students from across the country who paint ideas for energy conservation.
Goyal will interact through video conferencing with school students across the country and view their paintings depicting exciting ideas on energy conservation. He will also share his ideas on the subject with students. This year over 1.14-crore students from across the country participated in the school painting competition, which is eight per cent higher than the last year.

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