Delhi government to conduct energy audit of buildings, structures | Details
In a bid to reduce electricity consumption and promote energy efficiency, the Delhi government will conduct an energy audit of its buildings, offices and streetlights.
The Delhi government will conduct an energy audit of its buildings, offices and streetlights to pinpoint areas of excessive energy use and devise strategies to manage and control it.
The government will get an energy audit done of all its buildings with a sanctioned load of 500 kilowatts and above, by a certified energy auditor from the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE).
Delhi power minister Atishi said that this process involves measuring the actual energy consumption of various devices and appliances within the buildings, comparing it with the estimated minimum energy required for the processes, and then identifying economically and technically feasible methods to achieve energy savings.
She also highlighted that the audit will provide recommendations for optimizing energy usage, resulting in both energy and cost savings in electricity bills.
"It is said that saving one unit of energy at the user's end is equivalent to two units generated at the power plant. The energy-saving measures derived from these audits will help stabilize Delhi's overall power demand. Moreover, energy audits will not only propose ways to minimize energy consumption in government buildings but will also alleviate the financial burden on the exchequer. Additionally, this initiative will contribute to reducing CO2 emissions," Atishi said.
In addition to government buildings, the Delhi government intends to conduct energy audits for its streetlights. Currently, streetlight maintenance in Delhi is primarily handled by MCD, NDMC, and PWD. The civic body has successfully replaced approximately 6.06 lakh streetlights with LED lights.
In the southern district, MCD has collaborated with EESL to replace around 3 lakh streetlights with energy-efficient LEDs. Out of the total 92,000 maintained by PWD, 22,500 have already been replaced. The process of replacing the remaining streetlights is ongoing.