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BRICS Working Group meeting on “Energy Savings” in Vizag tomorrow

Sun, Jul 03, 2016, 07:05 PM
Hyderabad, July 3: Andhra Pradesh State is on its way to create a place for itself on the global map in the field of Energy Efficiency. The Centre has selected AP to host one of the prestigious international events of BRICS comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

The Union Ministry of Power has decided to organize the prestigious BRICS Working Group meeting on “Energy Savings & Energy Efficiency” in Visakhapatnam on July 4 and 5. The Centre has decided to showcase its efforts in energy saving, energy efficiency, in particular in the LED street lighting program of Visakhapatnam City during the meeting.

Consequent to the Conference of the Parties – 21 (COP-21) summit held in Paris, where the LED Energy efficient Street Lighting program of Visakhapatnam has been highlighted by the GoI, several major Countries like China and Brazil have evinced interest in exchanging Global LED technologies and to study the Vizag's successful model of LED Street Lighting programme, as part of international initiatives on Climate Change.

While reviewing the developments in the context of BRICS event on Energy Efficiency the Chief Minister of AP has announced that the Govt. of AP will not leave any opportunity and will take all measures in its endeavour to make AP the best Energy Efficient State in the Country.

The State government has contemplated to install sine five lakh Energy Efficient pump-sets during 2016-17 as part of replacement of existing 15 lakh inefficient agricultural pump-sets with 5-Star Energy Efficient pump sets to save about 3000 MU of energy.

State Principal Secretary, Energy Ajay Jain, who has briefed Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu along with G. Sai Prasad, IAS, Principal Secretary to CMO, about the forthcoming International event at Visakhapatnam has stated all arrangements were being made for successful conduct of the BRICS event.

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