CAG continued with its efforts to promote energy efficiency, conservation and renewable energy among school children. After receiving a good response from students for the online quiz competitions conducted between June and December 2020, Electricity Consumer Cells (ECCs) continued the competitions through the months of January to March 2021 for school students from grades 6 to 12 in Tiruvallur, Cuddalore, Tirunelveli, Salem, Tiruvannamalai, Tiruchirappalli, and Vellore.
The quiz was divided into a) electricity governance: considering the increasing necessity of electricity in our day-to-day life, it is important to understand how the electricity sector works in the state. b) energy efficiency: avoiding unnecessary consumption, and efficient usage of electricity are also important aspects to be considered. c) renewable energy: an important aspect of sustainable living and the future scope of electricity.
A total of around 1500 students participated in the quiz. The following chart gives the number of participants from each of the 7 ECC districts.
Image 1- number of students participated on quiz
A certificate of participation was issued to all the students, a sample of which is attached below:
Image 2- sample participation certificate
An analysis of responses given by participants, indicate that more than 40% of the questions from each topic answered correctly (image 3).
Image 3 - Overview of marks scored in each topic
This reflects that the students have displayed some awareness on the above mentioned topics. While this is encouraging, persistent efforts to increase the awareness levels is necessary. CAG will continue to engage with school children on widening their knowledge on energy efficiency, conservation and renewable energy.