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Energy Conservation

The increasing demand for power has led to considerable fossil fuels burning which has in turn had an adverse impact on environment. In this context, efficient use of energy and its conservation is of paramount importance. It has been estimated that nearly 25,000 MW can be saved by implementing end-use energy efficiency and demand side management measures throughout India. Efficient use of energy and its conservation assumes even greater importance in view of the fact that one unit of energy saved at the consumption level reduces the need for fresh capacity creation by 2.5 times to 3 times.

Further, such saving through efficient use of energy can be achieved at less than one-fifth the cost of fresh capacity creation. Energy efficiency would, therefore, significantly Supplement our efforts to meet power requirement, apart from reducing fossil fuel consumption.

Electricity generated by fossil fuels for a single home puts more carbon dioxide into the air than two average cars. By using a few inexpensive energy-efficient measures, you can reduce your energy bills by 10% to 50% and, at the same time, help reduce air pollution.

Energy conservation tips:

  1. Turn off the lights when you leave a room. You can significantly lower your power bill by doing this.
  2. When you’re done using your television, radio, or Computer turn it off.
  3. Replace your regular light bulbs with fluorescent ones. These will produce more light and cost less in energy. They also last 10 times longer.
  4. During the summer, keep the air conditioner above 24 degrees and use ceiling fans. Also, when you leave your place for any length of time, turn the A/C off.
  5. During the heating season, keep the draperies and shades on your south-facing windows open during the day to allow sunlight to enter your home and closed at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows. During the cooling season, keep the window coverings closed during the day to prevent solar gain.
  6. Lower the thermostat on your water heater; water heaters sometimes come from the factory with high temperature settings, but a setting of 115°F provides comfortable hot water for most uses.
  7. Use kitchen, bath, and other ventilating fans wisely; in just 1 hour, these fans can pull out a houseful of warmed or cooled air. Turn fans off as soon as they have done the job.
  8. Maximize natural lighting by installing skylights or windows.

To regulate and enforce the energy conservation in India, the energy conservation Act, 2001 is formulated.

Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd (KREDL) is the designated agency for implementing Energy Conservation Act, 2001 in the state of Karnataka.