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March 2024 deadline set to achieve line loss reduction below 10%

March 01, 2024 11:28 AM
March 2024 deadline set to achieve line loss reduction below 10%

Plans are underway to establish an 800 MW thermal plant in Yamunanagar.

More than 60 percent of vehicles are produced in Rewari, Gurugram and Manesar, not possible without electricity.

Punjab Newsline, Chandigarh-

Haryana Energy, New and Renewable Energy Minister Sh Ranjit Singh said that there has been a lot of improvement in the electricity sector in Haryana. Since assuming charge for the department, line losses have reduced to 10.3 percent and the aim is to further decrease it to single digits by March.

The Energy Minister was speaking at the State Level Energy Conservation Award Distribution Ceremony at the Sixth National Energy Summit held here today.

He emphasized the nation's shift away from thermal power towards green and clean energy. Stressing the importance of utilizing natural resources wisely for the holistic development of future generations, he highlighted Prime Minister Sh Narendra Modi's focus on new and renewable energy. Recently, the Prime Minister launched the Sarvodaya rooftop scheme, enabling individuals to fulfill their domestic energy requirements while also contributing excess energy to the grid.

The Energy Minister highlighted that the regions of Rewari, Gurugram, and Manesar in Haryana play a crucial role in the production of various goods, including 60 percent of JCBs, 53 percent of cranes, 60 percent of cars, and over 60 percent of two-wheelers in the country. This level of industrial output is only achievable with reliable access to electricity. Furthermore, Maruti Suzuki is in the process of establishing its second plant at IMT Kharkhoda. The escalating industrialization and construction of multi-storey residential buildings in the National Capital Region have led to an increased demand for electricity. The Minister expressed gratitude towards Prime Minister Sh Narendra Modi and Union Energy Minister Sh RK Singh for their support, particularly in providing an 800 MW thermal plant in Yamunanagar to address the growing energy needs.

In the industry category, the first prize in the 1 MW connected load category was awarded to M/s Jindal Stainless Steel Limited, Hisar. In the MSME category, the first prize was given to M/s Victoria Lifts Limited, Faridabad. The award for the less than 1 MW category was bestowed upon M/s Denso Tent Uno Minda Pvt. Ltd., Rewari. Similarly, in the category of government buildings with energy consumption less than 500 kilowatts, the prize was presented to Shrimata Mansa Devi Shrine Board, Panchkula. For buildings with energy consumption above 500 kilowatts, the award went to the Irrigation and Water Resources Department.

The first prize in the category of less than 1 MW in commercial building was awarded to M/s Candor Gurugram. In the institutional and organizational society category, the first prize for consumption less than 500 KW went to Sanatam Dharma College, Ambala. In the category above 500 KW, Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak, secured the first prize, followed by Bhagat Phool Singh Women's University, Khanpur Kala, receiving the second prize. The third prize was awarded to Manav Rachna University, Faridabad.

In the energy efficiency/ green building firm category of innovation, new technology, and R&D projects, the award was presented to Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd., Gurugram, and A2Z Energy Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Faridabad.

Additional Secretary of Energy Department AK Singh, Director General of Haryana New and Renewable Energy Department S. Narayan, Managing Director of UHBVN Dr. Saket Kumar, British Deputy High Commissioner Chandigarh Caroline Rowett also addressed the function.

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