Towards energy efficiency: TS implements all its renewable energy programmes

The state has also initiated a programme to replace existing inefficient streetlights with energy-efficient LED streetlights in all gram panchayats

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  29 Aug 2022 12:59 PM GMT
Towards energy efficiency: TS implements all its renewable energy programmes

Hyderabad: The Telangana government has implemented all the renewable energy and energy conservation programmes along with the Telangana State Electric Vehicle and Energy Storage Solution Policy. Under the renewable energy programme, the state has already achieved 4511.77MW of solar energy which was developed under the decentralised distribution generation mode, the first of its kind in the country, and 128.8MW under wind energy. The state ranked 4th in solar energy.

Further, the state has also saved 1,005MU from all energy conservation activities in the state such as distribution of energy-efficient appliances, installation of LED streetlights, implementation of the Energy Conservation Building Code for commercial buildings, and various demonstration and awareness programmes. These measures have also saved 3.30 lakh metric tonnes of oil equivalent (consisting of both electrical and thermal energy) of energy under PAT Cycle-l for designated consumers.




Besides, the state has also initiated a programme to replace existing inefficient streetlights with energy-efficient LED streetlights in all gram panchayats. By initiating this programme, the state hopes to achieve approximately 50% of annual energy savings.

EV policy 2020

The state has also adopted the Electric Vehicle and Energy Storage Solution Policy 2020. As part of the policy, the first two lakh electric two-wheelers and the first 5,000 units of four-wheelers will get a 100% exemption of road tax and registration fee. Telangana is also establishing an exclusive energy park at Divitipally and also utilising existing electrical motor companies at Raviryal and Maheshwaram.

The estimated total investments in the state are around Rs. 30,000 crores. Also, direct employment for 1.2 lakh persons will be generated and CO2 emissions reduction is estimated at 6.61 terra grams (661 crore kg).

Further, 32,000 electric vehicles are on the state roads and presently, 156 EV charging stations are in operation. Another 100 EVCS are under implementation. TSREDCO is implementing around 1,000 chargers under the PPP model across the state.

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