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NEDCAP is exploring ways to reduce consumption in government departments
Kakinada: As the demand for power keeps going up, the Non-Conventional Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NEDCAP) is exploring ways to reduce consumption in government departments. As part of its endeavour, it has recently taken an initiative to install energy efficient lamps (EEL) in welfare hostels in the district, for which it is set to launch a pilot project in about 10 days.
NEDCAP has selected three SC hostels and the Government Tribal Welfare Hostel, all in Kakinada, for installing a total of 157 EEL which would cut consumption by nearly a half of the actual figure. The EEL will be in place latest by this month end and depending on the result, the scheme will be extended to more hostels and diversified to other departments, NEDCAP Executive Engineer G Satyanarayana told The Hindu.
He observed that an ordinary tube light consumes 53 watts whereas an EEL requires only 28 watts. The cumulative energy saving would be of immense help to reduce power consumption. An indent has been placed for supplying EEL to the NEDCAP for installation at the hostels.
Mr. Satyanarayana said the NEDCAP has also proposed to banks to opt for solar power to meet the power requirement of computers and minimal lighting to be able to conduct their transactions without any interruption. The lead bank manager A Shanmukha Chari asked the NEDCAP to give a demonstration in the bankers meeting so that the respective banks would be in a position to take a positive decision. This initiative of NEDCAP will be of much use to rural bank branches which frequently face power cuts.
Another important pilot project set to be launched is replacement of incandescent bulbs being used in all 180 houses in E.Gokavaram village of Prathipadu mandal, with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). The cost of a CFL ranges from Rs 100 to Rs 120 whereas the NEDCAP would provide them at a nominal cost of about Rs 10 per unit.
Tribal people who constitute a major chunk of the population of E.Gokavaram, would benefit immensely from the CFLs which need far lesser than the conventional bulbs of 65 wattage.
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