By Staff Reporter
ITANAGAR, Jun 12: In a first of its kind in the state, a two-day workshop-cum-training programme on Energy Conservation Building Codes (ECBC) is being organized by the Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA), under the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)’s sponsorship, at Hotel Donyi Polo Ashok here from today.
Addressing the inaugural session, APEDA chairman Kumsi Sidisow said though Arunachal Pradesh would become the richest state in terms of hydropower generation, “we need to adopt energy conservation and efficiency methods, and should make use of electrical energy very judiciously.”
“The saved energy can be sold to our benefit. Improving energy efficiency is a win-win option for all,” he added.
Terming energy conservation “a national cause,” he urged people to join hands and work together to make India energy efficient.
“The greatest need is to spread the message regarding energy conservation among people. The consumers have to change their mindset. The subject of energy conservation should not be limited to seminars or research papers only but must be made a part of every citizen’s life,” said Sidisow.
Informing about ECBC, BEE assistant energy economist Girja Shankar said the government enacted the Energy Conservation Act and established the BEE “to stop wasteful use of energy and to bridge the power demand-supply gap.”
One of the important provisions of the EC Act is to enforce the ECBC for efficient use of energy and its conservation in buildings or building complexes, he added.
APEDA director Marki Loya, BEE project engineer Ashish Saraswat and trainer Siri Exergy also attended the programme.