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Govt. launches two new energy efficiency schemes
May 04, 2016

The Centre launched two new energy efficiency schemes, National Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Programme and National Energy Efficient Fan Programme. Scheme were launched in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.

Who will implement the Scheme:

Schemes will be implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a JV of PSUs under Ministry of Power.

About the Schemes:

National Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Programme:

 

  • Under this farmers can replace their inefficient pumps free of cost with the new BEE star rated energy efficient agricultural pump-sets.
     
  • These pumps will come enabled with smart control panel and a SIM card, giving farmers the flexibility to remotely control these pumps from their mobile phones and from the comfort of their homes.
     
  • EESL will distribute 200,000 BEE star rated pump-sets to the farmers under this programme, which will lead to 30% of energy savings by 2019. This translates into an annual savings of approximately Rs 20,000 crore on agricultural subsidies or a saving of 50 billion units of energy eve
EATURES OF NATIONAL ENERGY EFFICIENT AGRICULTURE PUMPS PROGRAMME
Smart BEE star rated Energy Efficient Agricultural Pump sets be distributed to farmers.
Farmers can replace their inefficient agricultural pump sets  free of cost.
Pumps to come with Smart Control Panes that has a SIM card and a Smart Meter.
Smart Control Panel will enable a farmer to switch on or switch off these pumps through his mobile and sitting at the comfort of his home.
Smart meters to ensure the farmers to monitor consumption on real time basis.
EESL to distribute 200,000 BEE star rated pump-sets to the farmers under this programme, which will lead to 30% of energy savings by 2019.This translates into an annual savings of approx Rs20,000 crore on agricultural subsidies or a saving of 50 billon units of energy per year.

National Energy Efficient Fan Programme

FEATURES OF NATIONAL ENERGY EFFICIENT FAN PROGRAMME

Energy-Efficient, 50 Watts and 5-Star Rated Ceiling Fans.
These fans are 30% more energy efficient as compared to conventional fans, which range from 75- 80 Watts.
Fans being procured form leading companies.
At present, two energy efficient fans will be provided to each consumer at Rs 60 a month per fan on EMI basis.
Scheme will be available to the consumer on providing a copy of latest electricity bill along with a copy of residence proof at the designated distribution centre.
Consumers can also purchase the fan by making UPFRONT payment of Rs. 1,250 for 50 watts fan
It is estimated that consumer’s electricity bill will reduce by about Rs 700-730 per year- which means that the cost of this fan can be recovered in less than 2 years.

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