Special Correspondent

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Raj Bhawan here is the first government building in the State where energy audit recommendations have been implemented comprehensively, thus making an annual saving of 1.20 lakh units of electricity amounting to Rs.4.80 lakh in the electricity bill.

State Principal Secretary, Haryana Renewable Energy Department and Chairman, Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) Ashok Lavasa said here on Thursday that HAREDA had got conducted energy audit in the Raj Bhawan to optimise the energy consumption level.

He said it was recommended in the energy audit report that there was a potential to save 1.20 lakh units annually on adoption of energy-efficient measures with an investment of Rs.16.16 lakh. The entire investment would be recovered within three-and-a-half years through saving on electricity bills, he added.

HAREDA Managing Director Sumita Misra said all energy-inefficient devices had been replaced with CFLs, T-5 28 Watt tube-light fittings, T-5 2X28 Watt recess and surface type mirror optics tube-light fittings, 80 Watt induction lights, 1,500 lpd solar water heating system, 1.5-ton four-star rated split AC, 1.5-ton four-star rated window AC, 11 Watt CFL concealed lights and LED solar street lights.

Haryana, she added, was one of the few States where energy audit of government buildings had been launched.