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World Bank ranks Andhra no 1 in Energy Efficiency

The World Bank has ranked Andhra Pradesh as number 1 in ‘Energy Efficiency Implementation Readiness’.

The World Bank was particularly impressed with the effective implementation of energy efficiency and energy conservation in Andhra Pradesh, which saw about 1500 MU of Annual Energy Savings within a span of two years through the adoption of LED technology in domestic and urban street lighting sectors.

Andhra Pradesh scored an overall 42.01 in energy efficiency, securing the first rank, followed by Rajasthan (41.89), Karnataka ( 39.34), and Maharashtra (39.29) (table 1).

The report was launched by World Bank Executive Director Subash Chandra Garg,  at the  International conference on Advancing the Global Transition to Energy Efficiency organized by the World Bank & Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL)-India being held from November 4-8, 2016.

In his special message on the occasion, Ajay Jain, Secretary, Energy, Government of Andhra Pradesh stated that the state had a novel initiative, the “AP Energy Star Programme” under which all government departments were to procure electrical appliances such as ACs, refrigerators, ceiling fans, water pump sets with 5 Star energy efficiency ratings.  It is also proposed to distribute such rated appliances to willing consumers in the state on an  installment basis and bulk prices.

Table 1:  State Wise Ranks in “Energy Efficiency Implementation Readiness”

Name of the State

Energy Efficiency Implementation Readiness (Score out of 77)

Rank Achieved

Andhra Pradesh

42.01

1

Rajasthan

41.89

2

Karnataka

39.34

3

Maharastra

39.29

4

Kerala

34.48

5

Gujarath

33.79

6

NCT-Delhi

33.56

7

Punjab

32.74

8

Odisha

32.40

9

Uttar Pradesh

31.12

10

Source : World Bank Report, November 2016

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