Hooda releases Haryana Energy Conservation Action Plan

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Chandigarh, Dec 18 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today released the Haryana Energy Conservation Action Plan for five years for the state involving an investment of Rs 18.38 crore to promote energy conservation.

The Chief Minister released the Action Plan, 2007-2012, at a state-level seminar on Energy Conservation organised by the Haryana Department of Renewable Energy and Bureau of Energy Efficiency of the Central Government, here.

Stressing the need for conservation of energy in a big way, Mr Hooda also called for adopting a two-pronged strategy with focus on generation of power through non-conventional resources of energy and conservation of power so as to bridge the gap between its demand and supply.

He said today there was deficiency of nine per cent of electricity as compared to its demand in the country and during peak hours this deficiency reached 13 per cent. ''By strictly adhering to the energy conservation means, we could save upto 25,000 MW of power in the country.'' The Chief Minister pointed out that the conventional means of generation of power like coal were limited and added that it was high time to find other ways and means to generate more power through non-conventional sources and to save energy.

The State Government had taken a policy decision that all existing bulbs and tubelights in its buildings, offices and those of corporations, all mini-secretariats and buildings of Haryana Urban Development Authority and Public Works Department in the state and would be replaced with energy efficient Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) and T-5 tubelights by January 1 next.

About 70,000 CFL and nearly 37,000 T-5 tubelights have so far been installed in Government buildings and offices.

UNI

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