Agricultural Demand Side Management
In Energy Sector and Power sector, Agricultural Demand side Management (AgDSM) consists of those activities, methodologies, awareness, policy and technologies that influence consumer (farmers) behavior and Changes their (farmers) consumption patterns.
The objective of the AgDSM programme is to reduce peak demand, shift the time during which electricity is consumed to off peak hours and to reduce the total quantum of consumption.
The AgDSM proposition is very simple i.e. replacement of inefficient agricultural pump sets with BEE star rated and high efficiency pump sets to reduce the amount of electricity needed to pump water in agriculture sector. By doing so, electricity usage can be reduced. If the savings from the reduction in electricity usage can be sustained and the total cost of the electricity saved exceeds the total installed cost of the pump sets over its useful life, there will be a net economic gain.
JREDA activity under Agricultural Demand Side Management
Conducted Energy Audits and preparation of DPRs at four number of Rural Drinking water pumping system sites (Chandil R.W.S.S, Hazari- Khudgadha R.W.S.S, Kapli R.W.S.S and Konbir R.W.S.S Jharkhand) under PHED/ DW&S (AgDSM) Scheme.
Municipal Demand side Management (Mu DSM)
The global trend towards increased urbanization requires municipal bodies to provide services such as streetlights, solid waste management, sewage treatment & disposal, etc. All these activities consume significant amount of electricity, usually in an inefficient manner. The cost of energy sometimes constitutes more than 50% of the municipality’s budget and implementing efficiency measures could reduce it by at least 25%. There is a potential to save around 10 billion rupees by implementing energy efficiency measures. Almost all municipal bodies depend on government support to meet their development and operating expenses. Government of India, through the Bureau of Energy Efficiency has initiated a programme to cover 175 municipalities in the country by conducting investment grade energy audits and preparation of detailed project reports. Energy Service Companies are being encouraged to take up the implementation of the programme with the help of financial institutions. Utility must encourage implementation of DSM measures to relieve their network of such inefficient load.
Energy saving opportunities for Municipal Corporation: The major energy loads in a municipality are typically the water pumping systems, street lighting, sewage treatment and Municipal buildings such as offices, hospitals, schools also contribute to the high municipal energy bills. Therefore, the following sectors have high potential of energy savings in Municipal Corporation.