The Energy Resources Institute (TERI) has expressed its interest to reach into an MoU with the Andhra Pradesh government to help in making Amaravati a smart and energy efficient global city. TERI director general Ajay Mathur is sure that Amaravati, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh, will emerge as a green energy city and TERI will extend necessary know-how in that direction, he said.
The state is already being acclaimed as the best in energy resources management and energy saving. He said that a high-level TERI team will visit Andhra Pradesh shortly for discussing the modalities of the MoU. TERI is an internationally reputed research institute in the field of energy, environment and sustainable development.
According to Mathur, the proposed MoU will provide several benefits to civic agencies, utility companies and people in general in releasing the dream of smart and green living. Latest technologies are being used in the construction of buildings in Amaravati, which will result in around 50 per cent energy saving without compromising comfort levels, he said.
He described the distribution of two crore LED bulbs to one crore families in one year in AP as a world record and said it resulted in an estimated annual energy saving of 1,500 million units (MU).