Mumbai: Recognising the need to curb wastage of energy, Tata Power, India’s largest integrated private power utility, started a unique initiative of energy conservation through schoolchildren, called Tata Power Club Enerji (previously known as Tata Power Energy Club), in 2007.
In 2011-12, Tata Power Club Enerji reached out to 285 schools nationwide, sensitised over 1.5 million citizens and saved more than 2.8 million units of energy. It received over 25,348 Energy Champions, 26,273 Energy Ambassadors and 1,029 self-sustaining mini Energy Clubs in the year. The units saved by the club are equivalent to saving 2,800 tonnes of CO2 and is enough to light up more than 900 houses for a year!
Mentioned below is the breakdown of savings garnered by Club Enerji’s Energy Brigade:
Speaking on the occasion, Anil Sardana, managing director, Tata Power, said, “We are happy and proud to reach this significant milestone in driving the message of energy conservation across the country. The actions and contributions of the Energy Brigade have gone a long way in making a positive impact on the environment. This year, we plan to take the programme to a higher level with focus on not just energy conservation but also on resource conservation and moral and civic values. At Tata Power, we are committed to lighting up lives for the years to come.”
More than 3.5 million citizens have been sensitised across the nation and more than 6.2 million units of electricity have been saved till date! The club is proud to have more than 66,000 Energy Champions and 96,000 Energy Ambassadors who are spreading the mantra of energy conservation among people across various age and income groups. Today, there are 1,029 mini Club Enerjis across the country, which are run by schoolchildren with the aim to stop wastage of electricity. The energy conservation programme has been taken up as project work in various schools. This year, the movement has taken to the streets, with mini clubs organising and spearheading mass sensitisation activities across the nation, such as rallies, street plays, public addresses during festivals such as Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Navratra, etc, and also through participation in national conferences on energy conservation.Tata Power Club Enerji is active in schools in eleven prominent cities of India viz Mumbai, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Pune, Jamshedpur, Lonavla, Belgaum, Ranchi, Haldia, Bengaluru and Kolkata. It aims at creating awareness among school students who, in turn, sensitise their families and neighbourhood to curtail energy wastage through dynamic and innovative measures.