Higher rate of economic growth, urbanization and modernization of agriculture will continue to increase the demand for energy. This demand can be met with new investment, increased energy conservation and efficiency and rational pricing. Even as we plan to make more efficient use of conventional sources of energy, we must invest in the development of non-conventional sources of energy conservation. An energy policy package has to be evolved including energy conservation in industries and utilities by reducing transmission and distribution losses that will cover all source of energy and will address all aspects of energy security, access, and availability, affordability and pricing, efficiency and environment.
To promote Conservation of Energy and to facilitate its efficient use in various sectors of our economy it has been felt to provide statutory authority by the name of Bureau of Energy Efficiency and confer upon the central Government, State Governments and the Bureau certain powers to enforce the said measures for efficient use of energy and its conservation. Accordingly, the Energy Conservation Bill was introduced in the parliament.
Energy Conservation Bill
With a view to acquiring the necessary legal authority to enforce a variety of energy conservation measures, it has been decided to enact a legislation to provide a greater thrust to energy conservation activities in the country. The bill provides for setting up Central Energy Conservation Authority to facilitate and enforce efficient use of energy and this would be enabling in nature. Laying down energy efficiency standards, making energy audit mandatory, banning manufacture of the equipment not conforming to energy efficiency standards and imposition of penalty for non compliance upon the designated consumers are some of the important functions of the authority.
GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA NOTIFICATION
Government of Karnataka in its Notification NO. DE 22 PSR 2002 dated 13.5.2004 (G.O.No.P.R 360 Part 4A dt.3/ 6/2004) designated Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) as ‘The Designated Agency” to co-ordinate, regulate and enforce the provisions contained in the Energy Conservation Act within the State of Karnataka. The Government has authorized KREDL to establish a separate department within the organization for implementing the provisions of the energy conversation act and to take necessary steps for capacity building programs in KREDL with the assistance of Bureau of Energy Efficiency established by the Government of India for the effective implementation of the Energy Conservation Act in the State.
III. ENERGY CONSERVATION ACTIVITIES
KREDL has sponsored the following programs to create awareness:
KREDL has successfully launched the Energy Conservation Programme to observe Energy Conservation Week, on December 14th National Energy Conservation Day. This year also KREDL has successfully launched the Energy Conservation program to observe Energy Conservation Day. As part of the awareness campaign on Energy Conservation, KREDL organized Energy Conservation award programme on 14th December 2006.
It covers following categories: Large, medium and small industries of all categories.
Following are the Award Winner:
a) M/s Bharat Electronics Ltd.. Bangalore - General Sector.
b) M/s Mysore Dairy, Mysore-Dairy sector.
a) M/s Kennametal India Ltd, Bangalore-General sector.
b) M/s Hassan Dairy, Hassan-Dairy sector.
Certificate of Merit:
a) M/s TVS Motor company Ltd, Nanjangudu - Automobile sector.
b) M/s Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd, Mangalore -Refinery sector.
c) M/s Infosys Technologies Ltd, Bangalore- Commercial Buildings sector.
d) M/s Mother Dairy, Bangalore - Dairy sector.
Energy Savings from award winners.
Annual Electricity savings is 2107975.96 Kwhs
Annual Fuel savings is 17804.70 Kcal
Annual savings in Rupees is 1,11,99086 lakhs.
ENERGY AUDIT IN GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS
As per the instruction of KREDL, M/s ESCO Companies conducted Energy Survey in KPSC New Buildings and Vidhana Soudha South Block and submitted reports to Government through the KREDL on BOOT System, the saving going to achieve as follows:
1. KPSC New Building
Total Project Cost Rs.7, 21,800/-
Electricity Saving per Month: 3072 units
Amount saving per month Rs.18,432/-
Total payback period 39 months.
2. Vidhana Soudha South Block.
Total Project Cost Rs. 22,81,600/-
Electricity Saving per Month: 8220 units
Amount saving per month Rs. 49,320/-
Total payback period 46months.
According to preliminary Energy audit at Vidhana Soudha, MS building and Visveswaraya Towers, the estimate saving potential is follows:
1. Vidhana Soudha
Total Electricity consumed per year is 926385 units
Total amount per year is Rs. 53.89 lakhs.
2. MS Buildings
Total Electricity consumed per year is 925499 units
Total amount per year is Rs. 65.43 lakhs.
3. Visveswaraya Buildings
Total Electricity consumed per year is 628980units
Total amount per year is Rs. 35.45 lakhs.
The Electric bill for one year is Rs.15433000 for 2581164 units consumed by all the three buildings (@ Rs. 6.0 per units).
There is a lot of scope for introducing energy efficient measures which will reduce the energy bill. This will also become an example of energy efficiency measures in other buildings.
After preliminary audit it is estimated that the investment will be about Rs.91 lakhs and the saving will be about Rs.30 lakhs per annum. (All the 3 buildings)
For detail Energy Audit, if Central or State Government provides audit fees for these buildings it will set up an example to take up Energy Conservation measures in all public and private buildings. Along with this, if funds are made available KREDL will take care of the expenses for carrying out the Energy Audit study for Government Buildings (at least 2 buildings in each district), few industries and commercial establishment on first come first
|PROPOSED PROJECTS TO BE UNDERTAKEN BY KREDL WITH THE
HELP OF MINISTRY OF POWER/ BEE
AWARENESS AND PUBLICITY
In order to implement the Energy Conservation Act effectively and achieve the Energy Conservation the media should vibrate to the beatings of the any organisation that works for any purpose. The launch of Energy Conservation would mean the touching of every individual hearts aiming at national service. The systematic conveying of message to the public is through the use of electronic media and print media. Realising this KREDL plans of making successful use of these media and meet its goal.
Hence, KREDL plans to take up the following programmes:
CAPACITY BUILDINGS PROGRAMME FOR IMPROVING ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND ENERGY CONSERVATION (Prepared at ECCJ training program held from 1st Feb 2007 to 14th Feb 2007 at Japan)
KREDL is planning to take up all the activities as mentioned in the above capacity Buildings programme. By undertaking the proposed project KREDL is optimistic in achieving at least 10% of total Energy used in the state. This is possible by all direct and indirect methods highlighted in the project. The saving of 10% means 3600 million units per annum, considering roughly the savings of 3000 million units. The amount saved will be 9000 million rupees (@3 rupees per units). This could be possible within a span of 2 years.
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