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 BEE advised all the States including Andhra Pradesh to expedite energy efficiency activities to achieve the National energy savings target of 150 Mtoe worth 750 billion units of electricity by 2030

  • State designated agencies to finalize the state energy efficiency action plan soon
  • DG suggested Andhra Pradesh to focus on identifying sector wise major energy consuming areas 
  • It’s time for all States to put combined and sustained efforts to tap energy efficiency potential to address climate change
  • AP to set sector wise energy reduction targets to achieve the State specific energy reduction target of 6.68 mtoe by 2030
  • Focus on energy efficiency related investments that will help the States to boost economy, improve energy performance
  • BEE appreciates efforts of AP in adopting innovative energy efficiency technologies in AP housing program 

 As part of reaching climate change targets of the Nation, the union ministry of power led Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has advised all the States to expedite energy efficiency activities to achieve the National energy savings target of 150 million tons of oil equivalent of energy which equals to 750 billion units of electricity worth of reducing 887 million tons of co2 by 2030.

During a virtual review meeting on the BEE sponsored energy efficiency schemes in connection with forthcoming two day national summit with all the state designated agencies on 11th and 12th October -2022 at Goa, the director general (DG) of bureau of energy efficiency Abhay Bakre advised all the states to expedite energy efficiency activities on fast track mode to achieve energy security, enhance national economy and protect environment and reach climate change goals. 

Addressing all the State Designated Nodal Agencies(SDAs)/States, DG BEE said that as part of climate change targets of country to reduce the carbon intensity of the economy by 45 per cent by 2030, it’s time for all States to put combined and sustained efforts particularly the proactive states like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra etc. in implementing energy conservation and energy efficiency programs and tapping energy efficiency saving potential from all the sectors including Buildings, Industry, Agriculture, Municipal, Transport etc. 

DG BEE further disclosed that the union power minister R K Singh has been emphasizing the need for all state governments to consider energy efficiency as a flagship program and fully focus on reaching the targets set by GoI towards mitigating climate change for which energy efficiency contributes around 50 per cent.  

DG also said that in order to achieve the target of 150 mtoe savings by 2030, the state designated agencies shall have to finalize the state energy efficiency action plan as soon as possible. The DG suggested Andhra Pradesh to focus on identifying sector wise major energy consuming areas and assign sector specific energy reduction targets to achieve the State specific energy reduction target of 6.68 mtoe by 2030.He also advised AP to identify the energy saving investment potential of the State and focus on energy efficiency related investments that will help the States to boost the economy, improve energy performance in key sectors, create employment and improve the environment.

He appreciated the efforts of Andhra Pradesh government for its initiative of adopting innovative energy efficiency technologies in AP housing program with the support of Indo-Swiss Building energy efficiency project (BEEP).  Keeping the energy security and climate change goals in mind, the DG BEE has emphasized the need for all the SDAs to coordinate with respective state government departments to achieve desired targets and ultimately contribute to reach climate change targets of the Nation. 

The DG invited all the states to participate in the SDA national summit on 11th and 12th October-2022 for which APSECM officials would participate on behalf of Andhra Pradesh.

BEE Deputy Director General, Ashok kumar, Secretary, R K Rai, Directors Saurabh diddi, Milind deore, Sunil Khandare, Arijit Sen gupta, Sameer Pandita, S K Varma, , P Samal, Vineeta Kanwal, Joint Director, Abishek Sharma and other officials of BEE and SDAs have participated in the meeting.

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