The Government of Andhra Pradesh is actively working on developing cost-effective measures in the power sector and has invited national agencies to collaborate with the state in its energy efficiency movement. Emphasising the need for cost-effective measures, Chief Secretary of the state, Aditya Nath Das, said that through innovative technologies greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions can be reduced. Also, he has asked the energy department to identify sector-wise energy efficiency investment potential in Andhra Pradesh which helps in employment generation and overall economic development.
According to the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) estimates, Andhra Pradesh has a saving potential of 16,875 MU which is nearly 25 percent of the total annual energy demand of 67,500 MU.
Aditya Nath Das who is also the Chairman of the Andhra Pradesh State Energy Conservation Mission (APSECM), in a statement, said that the state is planning to adopt long-term and short-term strategies to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change by cutting down GHG emissions. The statement came ahead of the APSECM’s forthcoming executive committee meeting. Citing examples of a few developed nations, Das said that nations like the US, Japan, Germany, Norway and others follow advanced energy management practices and have cut down their energy costs through implementing energy efficiency at global standards.
Further, Das has asked the energy department to furnish a report in the executive committee meeting on department-wise initiatives and the establishment and functioning of energy conservation cells.