AP ranks No 1 in energy conservation
New Delhi /Hyderabad: The World Bank has ranked Andhra Pradesh No 1 in the area of “Energy Efficiency Implementation Readiness.” The global recognition is seen as a boon to the state to fast-track the energy efficiency programmes.
The World Bank felt that the political will, visionary leadership and result-oriented approach of the state administration headed by Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu helped AP in achieving the first rank.
With an overall score of 42.01 followed by Rajasthan (41.89), Karnataka (39.34), Maharashtra (39.29), the World Bank was impressed with the effective implementation of energy efficiency and energy conservation activities in AP. By adopting emerging LED technology in domestic and urban street lighting, Andhra Pradesh was assessed to have achieved about 1500 MU of annual energy savings within a span of two years.
The AP Chief Minister has become a champion in energy efficiency, which will go a long way in protecting the interest of future generations and the way shown by the AP was worth following by other states, said Subash Chandra Garg, Executive Director, World Bank, while releasing the report during the ongoing international conference on energy efficiency in New Delhi. The two-day meet, opened on Friday, was organized by the World Bank and Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL)-India