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Now, Tata Power's bulk buyers to conserve more electricity

Bulk consumers of Tata Power Company will be able to save a substantial quantum of electricity in the coming days, thanks to the distributor's innovative energy conservation schemes. HT reports.

mumbai Updated: Aug 31, 2010 01:44 IST
HT Correspondent

Bulk consumers of Tata Power Company (TPC) will be able to save a substantial quantum of electricity in the coming days, thanks to the distributor's innovative energy conservation schemes.

TPC, on Monday, said it will launch a 'thermal storage' system for central air conditioners that guzzle more than 40 per cent of the peak load consumption. The firm will also give 30 per cent rebate to companies to buy new energy-efficient window air-conditioners. Through this initiative, consumers are expected to save 25 per cent energy.

TPC said the 'thermal storage' system rearranges itself at night (when tariff is lower and energy is available) and stores energy in the form of ice in steel tanks, which can be used in the daytime, without running the central air conditioners.

TPC supplies power mainly to bulk consumers such as malls, multiplexes, business centres, industries, airport, hospitals and railways.

It has entered the retail business as well.

TPC's 'Demand Side Management (DSM)' that promotes 'Energy Saved is Energy Generated' theme is based on extensive load research, understanding the consumer load curve, time of use, ownership of electrical goods, load profile and affordability of energy efficient products.

S. Padmanabhan, executive director of TPC, said: "We believe that demand side management is essential to help our consumers be energy efficient. Our efforts are bearing the desired results and with regulators endorsing our initiatives, it's sure to drive effective usage of energy with Mumbai consumers and help reduce carbon footprint too."

The company has launched a pilot programme wherein energy efficient tube lights (FTLs) and five-star ceiling fans are being supplied to its residential customers in the city.

Under this programme, TPC is facilitating an interesting offer of 50,000 FTLs with electronic ballast at 35 to 40 per cent discount to its end consumers.

Consumers are expected to save 30 per cent energy with the usage of these energy-efficient equipment.