June 14, 2017
Tata Power Club Enerji's 10-year report card: 21 MUs electricity saved by sensitising 15 million people across the country
- Close to two lakh energy champions and 2.5 lakh energy ambassadors created in the past decade
- Over 20,000 tonnes of CO2 saved
National: Energy is crucial for the economic growth of any nation. Recognising this, Tata Power initiated its nationwide conservation movement, Club Enerji, to educate children on energy and resource conservation and, through them, reach out to the masses to start a chain reaction. As a business, conservation is at the very heart of Tata Power and is its biggest force multiplier. The company’s core thought behind forming Club Enerji in 2007 was to use the idea of conservation as a vehicle for societal change. Today, celebrating its 10th anniversary, Club Enerji announced that the movement has sensitised about four crore people across 12 cities from FY08 to FY17, resulting in the saving of 21 MUs of electricity.
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Club Enerji’s network has grown steadily over the last decade and, today, is present in 500 schools across various cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Belgaum, Pune, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Jamshedpur and Lonavla. Club Enerji also reached out international locations through the launch of Club Enerji’s online module available on its website. Club Enerji is a standing example of how when businesses have their hearts and minds in the right place, the impact that they can make is tremendous. For the past 10 years, the movement has worked with the biggest agents of change — children and youth, one school at a time, one city at a time.
Speaking on the milestone, Anil Sardana, CEO and managing director, Tata Power, said, “After a decade of focused and sustained efforts through Club Enerji, Tata Power has set a benchmark in conservation. Today, our efforts range from our 75-year-old Mahseer conservation programme, which is the second-largest species conservation programme in India, to 360 degree sustainability initiatives within communities. We believe that when power is used efficiently, there is enough of it to go around. The premise of Club Enerji’s inception 10 years ago was to explain the benefits of conservation to the children and work towards bettering lives. On our 10th anniversary, I would like to thank all students, schools, and staff who have helped us reach this milestone and we hope to tick many more milestones together in the future”.
Club Enerji’s story began in 2007 in Mumbai with 12 schools .The pilot programme demonstrated the various benefits of ‘energy conservation’ to the children, and encouraged them to spread the message further. As the years passed and the company evolved, so did this programme. By 2008, the movement scaled to 48 schools of Mumbai and Belgaum, and by 2009, the movement went national from being a solely Mumbai-centric programme. In 2011, the programme grew to include resource conservation modules and the moral and civic values propagation modules in the programme, thereby widening the scope of Club Enerji. Over the years, the movement also rolled out resource conservation and waste management modules.
As part of its initiatives, Club Enerji also organises activities for school students, such as nature trails and visits to Tata Power Mahseer hatchery in Lonavala, to increase awareness on its conservation projects and also provide practical knowledge about the environment. Today, Club Enerji has become a holistic movement to save energy and natural resources. Club Enerji banks on the youth of the nation and has essentially worked towards curbing energy wastage, there by mitigating emission of greenhouse gases that lead to global warming and climate change.
Club Enerji, through its various modules, encourages children to be responsible citizens of the country and shapes them into proactive leaders of the future.