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School Energy Conservation

Tata Power Energy Club’ (TPEC) is an Energy Conservation initiative that focuses on bringing about a first-hand realization of the energy crisis in Mumbai City and the country at large, through the enterprise and creativity of our youth!

Tata Power recognizes the immense value of the contribution that Schools and Schoolchildren can make to help curb wasteful usage of power. As the demand for power in the city is steadily increasing and energy resources are being rapidly depleted, it is vital to involve our youth, as decision-makers of tomorrow, in an initiative to avert a crippling power crisis.

This informal Energy Conservation Club comprising Schools and Schoolchildren is formed to spark off a youth initiative for curbing energy-wastage through active measures, and also popularising the importance of this mission among fellow-students. TPEC provides the ground for children to share and expand their understanding, and bring about a chain-reaction that can significantly reduce wastage of energy in the city. With adequate publicity, the Club will sensitize Mumbai’s citizens, and the spark can turn into a spreading flame of enthusiasm to protect our resources and environment.

Green Lawns School, Grant Road.
Date: 8th August, 2008
No. of students sensitized: 266
J B Petite High School for girls, Fort
Date: 11th August, 2008
No. of students sensitized: 240

The Project has 3 phases:

Phase-I (Sensitization)

Tata Power sensitizes schoolchildren from Grades VI to VIII from schools in Mumbai about energy conservation through talks and audio-visual presentations, and a guided trip to the Tata Thermal Power Generating Station. These inputs are designed to provide the students with an understanding of:

  • The importance of energy conservation, and the city’s dependence on electrical power.
  • Increasing demand for energy and limitation of resources.
  • The enormous amount of capital, resources and manpower required to generate electricity for the city.
  • Impact on the environment.
  • Safeguards to prevent wastage of power in everyday life.

Tata Power will then:

  • Instruct students in the interpretation of Electricity Bills, and conservation through energy-efficient use of domestic appliances.
  • Explain and emphasize the role of awareness in the individual, the family and the community.
  • Involve students in an exercise to monitor and reduce energy bills in their homes by adopting the energy conservation methods suggested.
  • Select a team of 10 Energy Champions from each school.
Lady Engineer High School, Grant Road
Date: 12th August, 2008
No. of students sensitized: 166
Bombay Scottish School, Powai
Date: 13th August, 2008
No. of students sensitized: 350

Phase-II (Impact Assessment)

This phase of the Project will focus on sharing the understanding acquired through Phase-I with others in the community. This process will involve the following:

  • Each student will share information on energy conservation with at least 2 others and their families
  • Students undertaking this awareness drive will help the target families to bring down their electricity bills.
  • Electricity bills will be monitored over 3-6 months to assess effectiveness.
  • Every student will attempt to recognize, and curtail wasteful usage of energy in their schools
Seth Juggilal Podar Academy, Malad (E)
Date: 14th August, 2008
No. of students sensitized: 70
Chaturbhuj Narsee School, Vile Parle (W)
Date: 18 th & 20th August, 2008
No. of students sensitized: 1280

 

Phase-III (Peer Group Education)

In this phase, 3 – 4 school teams with demonstrated commitment to energy conservation will be identified to form a peer group to carry out the sensitization process in other schools. Tata Power will provide the expertise, information and tools necessary for the campaign.

This will accelerate the sensitization drive and increase the outreach of the program through a cascading process. Schoolchildren will themselves be Energy Conservation Ambassadors responsible for inducting new members and spreading awareness. Peer-influence is a very effective factor in rousing interest and enthusiasm in children.

Cathedral & John Connon Middle School, Fort
Date: 22nd August, 2008
No. of students sensitized: 282

Club Activities

The Club would have monthly meetings of energy champions:

  • To assess and review the progress of the energy champions and the participating schools
  • To allow students to interact and share experiences in this initiative
  • To plan periodic events such as essay, slogan competitions, street theatre, poster development, art, craft and other cultural and creative pursuits in the preservation of the environment.

The Club also aims at integrating the personality development of children and instilling in them, a concern for society.

For further information contact: www.tatapowerenergyclub.com

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