It was a proud moment for the state as the director of local bodies of Rajasthan, Pawan Arora received National Energy Conservation Award 2017 of union energy ministry on Thursday. The award has been bestowed on Rajasthan DLB for exemplary work in ‘Street Light’ category. The state with 8.67 lakh LED street lights is ahead of all other states.The national level award was presented to Rajasthan DLB, Pawan Arora at a function of Union Energy Ministry held at Vigyan Bhawan, Delhi on occasion of Energy Conservation Day on Thursday. The Directorate of local bodies was also awarded the Rajasthan Energy Conservation Award 2017 by the Rajasthan energy department at a state level program held at Jaipur on the day.It has been for the consecutive year that the DLB has bagged the state level award for energy conservation through replacing traditional road lights with LED lights. The initiative has helped the Directorate to save on Rs 146.56 crore in expenditure on street light electricity consumption and saved 1832 lakh units of electricity for the state at large. Until December 12, 2017, there were 4130007 units of LED lights and Rajasthan has maximum share of these.REIL AWARDEDA ‘mini ratna’ public sector enterprise based at Jaipur, Rajasthan Electronics and Instrument Limited (REIL) has been awarded the National Energy Conservation Awards 2017 in Office and BPO Building category. The award was presented by President Ramnath Kovind to REIL managing director, A K Jain at the award ceremony held at Delhi. Replacing its older machinery and equipment with energy-efficient equipment, REIL has been able to reduce its consumption by 1 lakh units in 2016-17. It has also been awarded by the Rajasthan Energy Conservation Award 2017.FOR JMRC TOOThe Jaipur Metro Railway Corporation (JMRC) has been awarded in two categories of the Rajasthan Energy Conservation Award 2017. The metro corporation has been awarded in government department category and the JMRC Chandpole station has been awarded for energy conservation in the commercial building category. The metro through various innovations such as keeping down the standby transformers, running escalators on idle mode and efficient management of chilling plant has been able to save 13 lakh units of electricity in 2016-17.
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