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Demand Side Management in India: An Overview of State Level Initiatives

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Author(s): Aditya Chunekar, Mrudula Kelkar, Shantanu Dixit Publication Date: September, 2014

Improving end-use energy efficiency to meet the ever increasing electricity demand in India is the most economical option available to us today. Part of the end use demand could be met without having the need to increase the supply, thereby reducing the costly power procurement for DISCOMs. These benefits have led to some Demand Side Management (DSM) activities in the state as well as at the national level. State governments, DISCOMs, state designated agencies, BEE, electricity regulators have undertaken several activities to promote DSM. This report presents an overview of DSM activities in eight states (Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal). The objective of the report is to increase awareness of civil society organizations, facilitate interstate learning and recommend a strategy to scale up DSM activities based on the review.

Improving end-use energy efficiency to meet the ever increasing electricity demand in India is the most economical option available to us today. Part of the end use demand could be met without having the need to increase the supply, thereby reducing the costly power procurement for DISCOMs. These benefits have led to some Demand Side Management (DSM) activities in the state as well as at the national level. State governments, DISCOMs, state designated agencies, BEE, electricity regulators have undertaken several activities to promote DSM. This report presents an overview of DSM activities in eight states (Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal). The objective of the report is to increase awareness of civil society organizations, facilitate interstate learning and recommend a strategy to scale up DSM activities based on the review.
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