Kerala bags second position in energy conservation
Kerala has bagged the Second Best Performing State Designated Agency Award-2012, instituted by the Union Ministry of Power, for Energy Conservation in the country.
Addressing a news conference here, State Electricity Minister Aryadan Muhammed said Kerala was rated in the second position after assessing the performance of State Designated Agency, Energy Management Centre (EMC).
EMC was selected from among the State Designated Agencies which had put up excellent performance in the year 2012, he clarified.
President Pranab Mukherjee would hand over the award to the Director of Kerala Energy Management Centre on National Energy Conservation Day on December 14, in New Delhi.
Maharashtra bagged the first position in the country.
The Minister also declared the Kerala State Energy Conservation Awards-2012 during the occasion.
Hindustan Newsprint Limited, Kottayam, bagged the Best Performance Award-2012 in the Large Scale Energy Consumers category, he said.
United Breweries, Palakkad, received the Best Performance Award in the Medium Scale Energy Consumers category. BSNL Telephone Exchange, Panampilly Nagar, Kochi, bagged the Best Performance Award in Best Buildings category. Ammini Energy Systems Private Limited, Energy Clinic, Kerala Ayurvedic Studies and Research Society-Kottakkal also bagged the best performance awards in various categories.
In its efforts to encourage energy conservation activities in the State, the State Government has instituted Energy Conservation Awards, he added.
The awards were given away for the first time on December 14 in 1991, which was declared as the 'National Energy Conservation Day'. Since then, National Energy Conservation Awards have always attracted the attention of Industrial and Commercial Sector establishments and increasing participation level year after year is a proof of the same.