Energy Conservation Measures

Objective: Energy conserved is Energy generated. The objective of this scheme is to Co-ordinate, Regulate and Enforce provisions of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001. Engineer in Chief (Electricity) as State Designated Agency (SDA) for Odisha, works as facilitator by coordinating with Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Government of India, Government of Odisha, Private Organisations and other Stakeholders and enforcing provision of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001 within the State.

      The Energy Conservation Measure is a long term Action Plan to identify high energy consumption area/ sectors both in government and private. With the increased aspirations and phenomena of enhanced energy consumption, the necessity of energy conservation is felt which aims at proper use of electricity in industrial sector/domestic sector and used in other purposes. With the implementation of Energy Conservation Act, 2001 in the State, the Govt. of Odisha in Energy Department is taking necessary measures by conducting investment grade audit in various office buildings, schools, colleges and other public and private undertakings.

Besides, general awareness is created among the people by floating banners, organizing work-shops, conducting debate and essay competitions among school and college students. People are also encouraged through various forums to use electrical equipment prone to energy conservation certified by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency(BEE). For energy conservation, stress is given for use of energy conservation devices.

Funds flow arrangement: For successful implementation of Energy Conservation Measures in the State of Odisha, the government is providing budgetary support since 2009-10. During the F.Y. 2009- 10 a budgetary provision of 53.00 lakh was provided under the scheme and the same was placed under the disposal of the EIC-Cum-PCEI who is the State designated agency to conduct the work. Similarly during the F.Y. 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 & 2013-14 the State Government has provided a budgetary support of 6.64 crore, 15.00 crore, 15.00 crore & 12.00 crore respectively. In the F.Y. 2014-15; a provision of ₹15 crore has been made under the scheme . This is to be supplemented by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency through direct transfer of funds to the newly created Odisha State Energy Conservation Fund.

Implementation Status: In order to implement Energy Conservation Act, 2001 in its real term Odisha Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) framed for execution in the State. Odisha State Energy Conservation Fund Rule has been framed for promoting energy conservation in the State. A State level scheme for promoting energy efficiency in the government sector in participatory mode has been framed. As a part of energy conservation action plan, Investment Grade Energy Audit (IGEA) of 20 government buildings including Odisha Legislative Assembly, State Secretariat, Raj Bhawan, Jayadev Bhawan, Capital Hospital etc. have been completed. This study with more than 14 MVA contract demand and more than 11 MW of connected load has explored and energy saving potential of more than 2 MW. Besides, energy audit has been completed in OMFED Diary Plant and thereby an energy saving of 25% has been explored by the study. Four major pumping stations, Mundali, Berhampur, Bolangir and Bhubaneswar have been identified and DPRs are being prepared for implementation of the measures. 100 new buildings have been finalized for taking energy audit including district Collectorate and district Headquarter Hospital in the State.

The LED village (Light Emitting Diodes) campaign launched by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and Government of India 2 villages viz; Raghurajpur (Craft village) and Satyabhamapur (birth place of Utkal Gourav Madhusudan Das) have been taken as a part of nationwide LED village campaign.

Project Monitoring Mechanism: The Engineer-in-Chief (Electricity)-Cum-Principal Chief Electrical Inspector is the administrative head of the electrical inspectorate and project wings of Energy Department. The implementation of the energy conservation scheme is made under the supervision of the EIC (Electricity)-Cum-PCEI, Odisha being the State designated agency, he coordinates, regulates and takes action for enforcement of provision of Energy Conservation Act, 2001 within the State and an Executive Engineer working under him is in charge of Energy Conservation projects under whose direct control, the work of the Scheme progress. The Principal Secretary reviews the implementation and progress of the scheme in the State periodically. The EIC-Cum-PCEI also reviews the progress of the scheme from time to time.

           There is a budget provision of 15 crore under the scheme during financial year 2014-15. Besides, some funds is expected to be received from the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Government of India during this year. The details of works/activities to be executed during the year 2014-15 have been enumerated in Chapter-II.

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