November 1, 2008 11:20:53 pm
The Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has introduced energy conservation awards to encourage energy efficiency in large and small-scale industry, government and commercial buildings, educational institutions, agriculture sector, poultry farms and domestic sector.
Bikram Singh Majithia, Science and Technology and Non-Conventional Energy Minister, today said these awards have been instituted to encourage people to conserve energy. The minister said investment grade energy audit of 10 government buildings has been started and recommendations by the consultant to bring energy efficiency would be implemented by the departments concerned.
Majithia said the government has decided to introduce energy efficient municipal street-lighting system in Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala and Bathinda.
The government would also initiate energy efficiency in district administration complexes in Ludhiana, Patiala, Bathinda, Sangrur and mini-secretariat in Chandigarh. The PEDA has made a detailed project report for these projects and tenders would be floated by the Local Government Department and the PWD (B&R).
TPS Sidhu, Chief Executive, PEDA, said details for participation in the award programme would be available on the website of the Punjab government and the agency.
This scheme has been formulated in line with the guidelines of Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, Government of India. He said the award would carry cash, memento and certificate.
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