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19 Jun 2017 -National Tata Power Club Enerji’s 10 year report card: 21 million MUs electricity saved by sensitising 15 million people across the country

 

  • Close to 2 lakh Energy champions and 2.5 Energy Ambassadors created in the past decade
  • Over 20000 tonnes of CO2 saved

Energy is crucial for the economic growth of any nation. Recognizing this, Tata Power initiated its nationwide conservation movement, Club Enerji, to educate the children on energy and resource conservation and, through them, reach out to the masses to start a chain reaction. As a business, conservation is at the very heart of Tata Power and is its biggest force multiplier. The Company’s core thought behind forming Club Enerji in 2007 was to use the idea of conservation as a vehicle for societal change. Today, celebrating its 10th anniversary, Club Enerji announced that the movement has sensitised about 4 crore people across 12 cities from FY08 to FY17, resulting in the saving of 21 MUs of electricity.

Club Enerji’s network has grown steadily over the last decade and, today, is present in 500 schools across various- Delhi, Mumbai, Belgaum, Pune, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Jamshedpur, Lonavla. Club Enerji also reached out international locations through the launch of Club enerji online module available on its website. Club Enerji is a standing example of how, when businesses have their hearts and minds in the right place, the impact that they can make is tremendous. For the past 10 years, the movement has worked with the biggest agents of change- children and youth, one school at a time, one city at a time.

Speaking on the milestone, Mr. Anil Sardana, CEO & Managing Director, Tata Power, said, “After a decade of focused and sustained efforts through Club Enerji, Tata Power has set a benchmark in conservation. Today, our efforts range from our 75 year old Mahseer conservation program, which is the second largest species conservation program in India, to 360 degree sustainability initiatives within communities. We believe that when power is used efficiently, there is enough of it to go around. The premise of Club Enerji’s inception 10 years ago was to explain the benefits of conservation to the children and work towards bettering lives. On our 10th anniversary, I would like to thank all students, schools, and staff who have helped us reach this milestone and we hope to tick many more milestones together in the future.”

Club Enerji’s story began in in 2007 in Mumbai with 12 schools .The pilot program demonstrated the various benefits of ‘energy conservation’ to the children, and encouraged them to spread the message further. As the years’ passed and the company evolved, so did this programme. By 2008, the movement scaled to 48 schools of Mumbai and Belgaum, and by 2009, the movement went national from being a solely Mumbai-centric program. In 2011, the program grew to include resource conservation modules and the moral and civic values propagation modules in the program, thereby, widening the scope of Club Enerji. Over the years, the movement also rolled out ‘resource conservation’ and ‘waste management’ modules.

As part of its initiatives, Club Enerji also organises activities for the school students like nature trails and visits to Tata Power Mahseer hatchery in Lonavala to increase awareness on its conservation projects and also provide practical knowledge about the environment. Today, Club Enerji has become a holistic movement to save energy and natural resources. Club Enerji banks on the youth of the nation and has essentially worked towards curbing energy wastage, there by mitigating emission of greenhouse gases that lead to global warming and climate change.

Club Enerji, through its various modules encourages children to be the responsible citizens of the country and shapes them into proactive leaders of the future.

About Tata Power Club Enerji:

Tata Power started its school outreach programme, "Tata Power Energy Club" in 2007. In 2009, Club Enerji took its next big leap, with the programme turning into a national movement, covering more than 500 schools across Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Belgaum, Jamshedpur and Lonavla and further attained a new milestone of achieving over one million citizens sensitisation and more than one million units energy savings. School children, from Class III to Class IX, are taught the importance of conserving energy through innovative modules which include audiovisuals and power point presentations. Children are imparted energy saving and resource conservation tips during these sessions, usage of which have shown dramatic savings. Club Enerji reached out to more than 15 million, collectively saved 21 million units of electricity and is present in 11 cities across 250 schools in India.

About Tata Power:

Tata Power is India’s largest integrated power company with a growing international presence. The Company together with its subsidiaries and jointly controlled entities has an installed gross generation capacity of 10577 MW and a presence in all the segments of the power sector viz. Fuel Security and Logistics, Generation (thermal, hydro, solar and wind), Transmission, Distribution and Trading. It has successful public-private partnerships in Generation, Transmission and Distribution in India namely “Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited" with Delhi Vidyut Board for distribution in North Delhi, 'Powerlinks Transmission Ltd.' with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. for evacuation of Power from Tala hydro plant in Bhutan to Delhi and 'Maithon Power Ltd.' with Damodar Valley Corporation for a 1050 MW Mega Power Project at Jharkhand. Tata Power is serving more than 2.6 million distribution consumers in India and has developed the country’s first 4000 MW Ultra Mega Power Project at Mundra (Gujarat) based on super-critical technology. It is also one of the largest renewable energy players in India with a clean energy portfolio of 3042 MW. Its international presence includes strategic investments in Indonesia through a 30% stake in the leading coal company PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC), 26% stake in mines at PT Baramulti Suksessarana Tbk ("BSSR"); in Singapore through Trust Energy Resources to securitize coal supply and the shipping of coal for its thermal power generation operations; in South Africa through a joint venture called ‘Cennergi’ to develop projects in sub-Sahara Africa; in Zambia through 50:50 joint venture with ZESCO for 120 MW Hydro which has become operational in 2016; in Georgia through AGL which is a joint venture with Clean Energy, Norway & IFC for development of 185 MW hydro project which is scheduled to be commissioned in 2016; in Australia through investments in enhanced geothermal and clean coal technologies and in Bhutan through a hydro project in partnership with The Royal Government of Bhutan. With its track record of technology leadership, project execution excellence, world class safety processes, customer care and driving green initiatives, Tata Power is poised for a multi-fold growth and committed to 'lighting up lives' for generations to come”. Visit us at: www.tatapower.com