Electricity Consumer Cells (ECCs) conducted capacity building meetings on energy efficiency, energy conservation, and renewable energy in the month of October 2019 at:
Image 1 - Participants at the Trichy capacity building meeting
The objective of the meeting was to create awareness and educate consumers to conserve energy through behavioural changes and the use of energy-efficient appliances. Consumers from the domestic, commercial, and agricultural sector participated in the meetings.
Image 2: Mr. Nagarajan, Organiser, ECC - Tiruvallur welcoming the participants and gave objective of the meeting
In all meetings, the heads of the organisations welcomed the participants and explained about ECC functions. Respective Advisors spoke to participants on various consumer-related queries and ECC’s relationship with Tamilnadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd. (TANGEDCO) officials in resolving consumer problems. Researchers and ECC Engineers from CAG made a presentation on the importance of energy conservation, energy efficiency and Renewable energy. In addition, TANGEDCO officials delivered their thoughts and suggested consumers follow behavioural changes to conserve electricity. ECC Coordinators concluded the sessions with a vote of thanks.
Image 3: Mr. S.D. Denish Venu clarifying doubts regarding security deposits
Image 4: Mr. Balaji M.K. making a presentation on energy conservation at the household level
The important points that were discussed during the meetings include:
Details about additional security deposits;
The procedure for the name transfer;
A detailed presentation on energy efficiency and energy conservation practices at the household level;
Behavioural practices that can help conserve energy such as usage of air conditioner at 24 °C to 26 °C, leaving space around the refrigerator, switching off appliances when not in use, etc;
Conservation practices for various electrical appliances such as lighting, air conditioners, refrigerators, etc., were also discussed;
The advisors clarified questions raised by participants on meter-related problems, billing-related problems, agriculture pump sets, etc;
At Trichy, Mr. Loganathan from Trichy Electronics gave a demo on the usage of solar power in households. He spoke about the advantages of solar applications and showcased various appliances like solar lights and emergency lamps that run on solar power. He also explained the benefits of setting up rooftop solar in household premises.
Image 5: Mr. Anandhan, Advisor, ECC-Tiruvannamalai, clarifying consumers queries
Image 6: Mr. Loganathan from Trichy Electronics demonstrating the appliances run on solar power