CHANDIGARH: Haryana has been awarded the first National Award in the best states category for its excellent performance in the Energy Conservation Programmes for the year 2010 by the Government of India. With this award, Haryana has become the only State in the country to have bagged the National Award for Energy Conservation for three consecutive years.
The award was received by B.S. Yadav, Additional Director, Renewable Energy Department Haryana and HAREDA from Union Power Minister, Mr Sushil Kumar Shinde at the National Energy Conservation Day function organized by the Union Power Ministry in New Delhi today.
To recognize the efforts made by State Governments for mainstreaming energy conservation through various regulatory, promotional and awareness programmes, the Union Ministry of Power has instituted awards in the Best State’s category at the national level. Various steps taken by the Department of Renewable Energy, Haryana and HAREDA in its capacity as the State Designated Agency for Energy Conservation Programmes in the State resulted in a saving of 165 MW electricity in the State during the year 2009-10.