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Chandigarh, 14 December 2021, (Ozi Indian Bureau)-

In appreciation of the landmark achievements in the field of energy conservation and energy efficiency measures in the Punjab, the Government of India has awarded the 1st Prize in State Performance Award (Group 2) to Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA). The award has been received by Sh. KAP Sinha, Principal Secretary, Department of New & Renewable Energy Sources, Punjab and Mr. H.S. Hanspal, Chairman, PEDA from Mr.  R.K. Singh, Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi today. Mr.  M.P. Singh, Director, Mr.  Paramjit Singh, Senior Manager and Mr.  Money Khanna, Project Engineer, PEDA were also present on this occasion.

Disclosing this here today Mr. KAP Sinha, said that this award was in recognition of pioneering work being done by the State in various sectors i.e., Buildings, Industries, Municipalities, Agriculture, DISCOM, Transport etc. on the theme of Energy Conservation & Energy Efficiency. 998000 MW energy saved in year 2019-20 under Report on Impact of Energy Conservation Activities in the State. 2.16 Lakhs energy efficient BEE 4 star rated agriculture pumpsets installed. Punjab is pioneering in implementing ECBC, more than 80 capacity building programs conducted, leading State in incentivizing ECBC & Green Buildings, Punjab is amongst performing States in DISCOM driven DSM programmes for agriculture and non-agriculture sectors. Punjab is among one that has a dedicated budget allocation for functioning of DSM cells reported actual energy savings from behind the meter DSM programmes.

PEDA is also implementing the energy efficiency activities in Govt. Schools & KVs / JNVs in the State and replaced inefficient electrical appliances with BEE Energy Efficient electrical appliances in 188 Govt. Schools, replaced 22 existing old inefficient pump-sets with energy efficient BEE 5 Star pump-sets in rural drinking water pumping system & overall energy saving of 562 MUs achieved during 2019-20 by implementation of energy conservation & energy efficiency measures in various sectors in the State of Punjab.

He appreciated & applauded the efforts of Chief Executive Officer, Director, Officers, Engineers of PEDA Energy Conservation Divisions and efforts of other concerned Stakeholder Departments for implementation of energy conservation measures and energy efficiency program in the State.

Meanwhile, New & Renewable Energy Sources Minister Dr. Raj Kumar Verka has appreciated and applauded the efforts of PEDA & other Stakeholder Departments for this marvelous achievement of receiving 1st Prize in State Performance Award in the Country during National Energy Conservation Awards.


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