Energy Conservation Week (14th to 21st December, 2022) Observed on SCR
Cultivate energy saving habits to reduce the consumption of power for a better future said Shri Arun Kumar Jain, General Manager, South Central Railway. He was the chief guest on the occasion of Energy Conservation Webinar held at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad today i.e., 21st December, 2022 as part of the Energy Conservation Week being celebrated on SCR. Shri Amit Goel, Additional General Manager, Shri P.D. Mishra, Principal Chief Electrical Engineer, Shri John Prasad, Principal Chief Commercial Manager, SCR, all Divisional Railway Managers and other senior officials were also present.
Shri Arun Kumar Jain stated that, South Central Railway is implementing several Energy Conservation measures on non-traction side, which includes promotion of solar energy, 100% LED lighting at Railway Stations, Service Buildings & Railway quarters, Energy efficient pumps, Inverter type AC units, BLDC fans, Occupancy sensors, Automation of pumps etc. With these measures, the non-traction energy consumption has been contained, despite substantial increase in connected load over the years. He also stated that good work done by SCR in energy conservation earned the distinction and Electrical department won 6 National Energy Conservation Awards & 6 State Energy Conservation Awards during 2022. He also stated that efforts will continue towards implementing energy efficiency measures in Electrical & Thermal utilities, water conservation measures and adopting go green concept to meet NET Zero Carbon Emission, Mission of IR by 2030.
Shri P.D. Mishra, Principal Chief Electrical Engineer, SCR welcomed the webinar and stated that, National Energy Conservation Week is celebrated every year from 14th to 21st December as per the guidelines of Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and Ministry of Power, to create awareness and promote energy conservation. In South Central Railway also, we conduct various awareness and educational programmes at Headquarters, Divisions and Workshops during this week for giving the message of Energy Efficiency & conservation.
Shri Arun Kumar Jain inaugurated the Energy Conservation Equipment exhibition and stalls at the Rail Nilayam premises. Several private firms exhibited different types of Electrical & Solar appliances which help in energy conservation.