3,731.5 mln units of electricity saved during 2007-07: Power Min

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New Delhi, Sept 6 (UNI) The Power Ministry today said 3,731.5 million units of electricity and fuel equivalent to 1.709 million tonnes of oil have been saved during 2007-08, as part of the government initiative to save energy.

The Ministry, which initiated a number of programmes in the XI Five Year Plan (2007-12) for energy efficiency and conservation through the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), said the electricity savings also imply an avoided capacity addition of 623.1 MegaWatts (MW).

Under the guidance and supervision of BEE, Energy Conservation Action Plans have been prepared by 28 States through the State Designated Agencies notified under the Energy Conservation Act.

And it is expected that when these action plans will be implemented with aid and assistance of MoP, more energy savings will take place which will be documented and verified by an independent agency.

The MoP will continue to strive to realise more energy savings to help the country in its economic development, an official statement said here.

The reported values of energy savings have been verified by an independent agency National Productivity Council (NPC).

In addition to this, 306 commercial buildings which are compliant to the Energy Conservation Building Code are under construction throughout the country.

On completion, these buildings are likely to result in 316 MW of avoided capacity.

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