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Tirumala to be the world’s best energy-efficient temple: TTD EO

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PNS|Vijayawada

The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) has initiated several energy efficiency programmes in its establishments and water pumping stations in particular with an aim to make Tirumala the best energy-efficient pilgrim destination across the globe.

During a review meeting the Executive Officer of TTD on Sunday, AV Dharma Reddy said that the TTD has contemplated replacing 118 existing pump sets with energy-efficient pump sets in coordination with APSECM/ APSEEDCO and is likely to become the only pilgrim destination in the country which is planning to implement energy-efficient water pumping programme at such a large scale.

TTD is a highly energy-conscious temple and strongly believes in pro-environmental activities for which full focus has been laid on star-labelled appliances and the adoption of energy-efficient technologies. The TTD’s initiatives to go with energy efficiency would promote eco-friendly solutions that will help ociety and nature as well. We would like to make TTD the top pilgrim destination in the energy efficiency front not only in the country but also across the world” EO TTD said. EO Dharma Reddy said that “TTD is determined to provide the best quality services to devotees with an objective to improve the existing facilities to devotees keeping the requirements of the future in mind and also provide the benefits of energy efficiency measures to all the devotees”.

During the meeting, senior officers of APSEEDCO conducted an investment-grade energy audit (IGEA) in pumping stations of TTD and proposed to replace around 118 existing pump sets with energy-efficient pump sets with an investment of around Rs 3.18 crore. It is expected to save 4.5 MU per annum worth of monetary savings of Rs 3.17 crore with a return on investment of around 12 months.

TTD Chief Engineer D Nageswara Rao, Superintending Engineer, Jagadeeswara Reddy, Executive Engineer, Ravishankar Reddy and other senior officials of APSECM & APSEEDCO participated in the meeting.

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