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Energy efficiency norms for ACs would save up to Rs 1,000 cr: BEE

by Harsha Yadav

Source: The Hindu BusinessLine

NEW DELHI, MAY 2:

The energy efficiency regulations for air conditioners unveiled by BEE would lead to savings of up to Rs 1,000 crore by December, 2013, a top official said on Wednesday.

Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), the statutory body for implementing energy efficiency standards in the country, has upgraded the energy efficiency standards by about 8 per cent of the split air-conditioners from January 1.

“These standards would save us 200 MW of additional power generation capacity or savings of about Rs 1,000 crore by December 2013,” BEE Director-General, Mr Ajay Mathur, told reporters here.

The cost of generating one megawatt of coal-based power is about Rs 5 crore. BEE in collaboration with Emerson Climate Technologies today launched a mobile-phone based application called “AC Power Saver” that enables consumers to calculate energy consumption and savings right on their mobile devices.

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