Street lighting programme lights up 50,000 km of roads with 3 million LEDs

The Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) has ledto the illumination of 50,000 km of Indian roads with installation of 30 lakh LED street lights across the country, the government said today. The installation of 30 lakh LED street lights has resulted in 39 crore kwh&hellip

India Enters Global Smart-Meter Race to Fight Utility Losses

India is aiming to help its ailing power distribution companies by buying five million smart meters for two of its northern states in a global tender to be conducted later this month. Energy Efficiency Services Ltd., the government agency responsible for running&hellip

A Focus on Green Buildings to Give the “Edge” to Tackling Climate Change

STORY HIGHLIGHTS New construction threatens major increases in carbon emissions Buildings account for more than half of global electricity usage 60 countries include making buildings greener as part of their Paris Agreement pledges In the global effort to minimize the&hellip

EESL’s LED success story: India and UK done, up next Malaysia

NEW DELHI: Buoyed by the success of LED bulb distribution at USD 1 per unit in India and the UK, the state-owned EESL is getting ready to enter Malaysia next month with an initial plan to sell 1 million lamps. Energy Efficiency Services&hellip

FinMin makes energy efficiency must, ropes in EESL

Giving a big boost to energy conservation, the Finance Ministry has issued guidelines for mandatory installation of energy efficient appliances in all central government buildings in the country. “Considering the fact that majority of the government buildings are old constructions&hellip

India ratifies second commitment period of Kyoto Protocol

UNITED NATIONS: Indiahas ratified the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol that commits countries to contain the emission of greenhouse gases, reaffirming its stand on climate action. In a brief statement, India’s Permanent Mission to the UN said that India deposited its&hellip

Affordable LEDs to cut cost of power purchase by Rs 12 crore in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: The central government’s Unnat Jyoti Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) scheme has evoked a positive response in this city. Implementing the scheme, the UT Administration has set up counters at different spots, including 23 Sampark centres, to distribute sets&hellip

Tata Power facilitates distribution of 1.1 lakh LED bulbs to its customers in Mumbai

Tata Power, an integrated power company, has always been committed to the cause of energy conservation, and has been contributing extensively towards a brighter and greener tomorrow by undertaking several initiatives. In line with this philosophy, and further to its&hellip

Power utilities can save up to Rs 20,000 crore through improved scheduling: Piyush Goyal

Power, coal, renewable energy and mines minister Piyush Goyal today launched an app that provides information on availability of cheaper electricity to state power utilities allowing improved scheduling and optimum utilization of coal. The app named Merit Order Despatch of Electricity for Rejuvenation of Income and Transparency (MERIT) can&hellip

Government to issue energy conservation norms for homes in a year

The government will issue energy conservation norms for residential buildings within a year, Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) director general Abhay Bakre said. BEE on Monday launched energy conservation building code (ECBC) prescribing performance standards for new commercial buildings across&hellip