TERI to Help Andhra Government in Setting up Energy University at Anantapur

Published: 15th February 2016 05:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th February 2016 08:02 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD:  The Energy & Resources Institute, popularly known as TERI, a New Delhi-based organisation which conducts research work in the fields of energy, environment and sustainable development, has agreed to extend Research & Development (R&D) support for establishment of Energy University at Anantapur.

The proposed university will pave the way for conducting latest studies on technological advancements in the energy sector. Besides giving technological support for setting up Energy University, the TERI is also considering imparting advanced technologies on energy efficiency front to the energy efficient States, particularly AP for exchange of know-how.

The organisation has also come forward to share best practices with the state government to realise the untapped potential of energy efficiency from its foreign units such as TERI-Washington DC (USA), TERI-London, Japan, Malaysia and United Arab Emirates. This was disclosed by Ajay Mathur, the newly-appointed director general of the TERI in a communication to energy secretary Ajay Jain on Sunday.

“Ajay Mathur has assured the State Energy Conservation Mission (APSECM) that the TERI would support all the energy efficiency activities being undertaken by the State government,” Ajay Jain stated.

Ajay Mathur, who had earlier served as director general of Bureau of Energy Efficiency, GoI, asserted that TERI was going to involve the youth and upcoming scientists to take up R&D on energy management and also for upholding the credibility of TERI in maintaining the highest professional standards. Earlier, Ajay Jain congratulated Mathur, on his elevation to the coveted post and thanked for extending the outright support of TERI for the proposed energy university in AP.

“Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu wants the concept of Energy Efficiency and Conservation should reach the doorstep of every household for the benefit of the State as well as every individual consumer,” the energy secretary stated.

 Energy Plans

➤ TERI agrees to help AP in setting up Energy University

➤ TERI to impart advanced technologies on energy efficiency front

➤ Share best practices with AP government to realise untapped potential of energy efficiency

➤ TERI hails APSECM for its sustained efforts to save energy in AP with its energy efficient activities

➤ TERI to involve youth and upcoming scientists in R&D on energy management

400 Million Units of Energy Saved

According to CEO of State Energy Conservation Mission (SECM) A Chandrasekhara Reddy, around 400 Million Units of energy has been saved so far through the first phase of implementation of DELP scheme (distribution of LED bulbs) in Guntur, Anantapur, Srikakulam and West Godavari districts. He further disclosed that AP government was carrying out third party inspections for assessment of energy savings. “The detailed report of third party inspections on Energy efficiency & conservation programmes would be released soon,” he added.

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