Under the Local Renewables Project, energy efficient lighting fixtures were fitted in the Lingaraj Temple of Bhubaneshwar in place of ordinary lighting system. All the 40 W ordinary tube lights were retrofitted into energy efficient lighting of 28 W. This initiative also addresses the implementation of the city's local energy policy. As a result of retofitting of lighting fixtures in Lord Lingaraj temple there has been a reduction of 36.25% of total electricity load and a total saving of 9.43 tonnes of eCO2 in ten months' time period . The project has saved apprx. INR 89,375.00 electric bill which implies that the project cost has already been recovered. In addition, it has saved 9.43 tonnnes of eCO2 which otherwise would have been released into the atmosphere. This pilot project at the Lingraj temple has greatly popularise the energy efficient technologies at the local level and the citizens of Bhubaneswar city have adopted the energy efficient lighting systems for their day to day requirements in the residential, commercial & institutional, industrial and municipal sector.Read More Read Less
A Solar Water Heater System has been installed in the Municipal Hospital of Bhubaneshwar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on the 10th of January 2008. The installation was proposed under the Local Renewables project with ICLEI-SA. Installed as a demonstration pilot initiative towards implementing the city's energy policy, the project aims to address the twin objective of reduction of the hospitals regular electrical consumption, and spreading awareness through use and visible benefits. Since its inception, it has saved 717.5 litres of oil that could have been used to heat the water and has saved 7700 kWh of electricity thereby saving 3.614 tonnes of CO2 to the atmosphere and saving coal consumption of 11967.45 Kgs in the 10 months' time period after the installation of the project. So far, the Solar Water Heater has supplied 82727.27 litres of hotwater (at 700 C) to 8686 indoor patients of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation Hospital. As a multipier effect of the installation of this project, several other hospitals including government and private hospitals have installed solar water heaters for the hot water requirements in the hospital. There is a lot of hot water requirements in the commercial & institutional sector which is majorly comprise of hotels, restaurants, educational institutions in Bhubaneswar city. So there is a very good potential in Bhubaneswar city for getting all these measures implemented and reduce the energy bills.Read More Read Less
ICLEI South Asia has conducted 4 national training workshops for Central Government and Local Government representatives, industry representatives, consultants, local NGOs and CBOs. The objective of the workshops was to build awareness on legislation and best practices in solid waste management.Read More Read Less
The concept for this project was proposed at the 2004 International Conference for Renewable Energies in Bonn, Germany. The project was accepted and is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ).
The project proposed formation of Model Communities, Network and Replication of RE and EE techniques.
1. Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Resource Centers (REEERC) were opened in all 3 cities.
2. Emission inventories prepared and energy policies adopted in 3 cities.
3. Pilot projects on energy efficiency and renewable energy like installation of Solar Water Heater (SWH) in Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation Hospital, installation of EE lighting fixtures in Lord Lingaraj Temple premises in Bhubaneswar, installation of SPV Power pack within the REEERC in Bhubaneswar and Nagpur.
Bhubaneswar, the ‘TEMPLE CITY’ of India is committed to achieve sustainable development through enhanced services to its citizens. Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) believes in energy conservation (energy efficiency and renewable energy) as one of the pillars to achieve sustainable development. Therefore, BMC is committed to reduce overall city conventional energy consumption by at least 2% from 2005 level by 2012.
BMC will strive to accomplish the above by Incorporating energy efficiency in all its present and future planning (to achieve overall 15% reduction in conventional energy consumption in municipal services and facilities from 2005 level by 2012), integrating energy efficiency measures in all its applications such as its street lighting, parks/campus lighting, traffic signals, buildings, etc., design of street lighting projects will be according to Indian Standard Code, developing Energy conservation and management guidelines for all corporation activities, promoting renewable energy sources such as solar water heating systems in all commercial/domestic activities, encouraging non motorized transportation system in the city, partnering with relevant Government agencies, institutions and businesses in bringing new technologies, organizing awareness programs for its citizens, staff, etc. on energy conservation BMC believes in being a model for other cities in the region and around the globe by continuous improvement in its energy conservation drive and promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency.
The Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Diwas was celebrated on August 20, 2009 by organizing poster competitions in 3 schools under the LocalRenewables Model Communities Network project in Bhubaneswar. The theme of the competition was “Application of Renewable Energy in Development of Bhubaneswar city”. A total of 235 students participated at the eventRead More Read Less
The development of solar cities program was launched by Ministry of New and Renewable energy (MNRE), GoI the 11th five year plan. MNRE proposes to make 60 Indian cities as solar cities. The target was to reduce 10% conventional energy consumption by renewable energy and energy efficiency measures. MNRE is funding each of the identified cities to develop a master plan report, establishment of a solar city cell and doing awareness campaigns in the city. Bhubaneswar is one of the identified cities to be developed as a soalr city. The master plan report is prepared and which outlines a target of 241.73 Million kWh of energy to be replaced by renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) measures. The master plan report of Bhubaneswar city is prepared by ICLEI SA and is discussed with the local stakeholders. The master plan report sets a target to reduce 241.73 Million kWh of energy in various sectors ie. Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Municipal sector within five years's time period.Read More Read Less
ICLEI South Asia has launched a programme to promote the application of renewable energy and energy efficiency techniques in the urban health sector. This project is supported by WISIONS' Sustainable Energy Project Support.
1. Comprehensive assessment of energy use in urban health sector in Bhubaneswar.
2. Carry out case studies where such applications have been adopted internationally.
3. Develop Strategy for Renewable and Efficient Energy Use for Urban Health Sector.
4. Implement these technologies
5. Dissemination of results and preparation of Road Map
The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation has reported 5 Community emission inventories, since 2005. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2005, the Stationary energy is identified as key emission source.