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This Simple Bengaluru Initiative Helps You Cut a Huge Chunk Of Your Power Bills.


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Urban electricity costs are rising, and sometimes the smallest steps can make a huge difference in your monthly bill.

The Vidyut Rakshaka Initiative is an easy-to-enforce behaviour and energy efficiency initiative, that could help you combat rising electricity bills, reports The Hindu.

The initiative began in 2015 and has seen those following it diligently save around 23% energy during this time.

This concept was created and led by the World Resources Institute and Technology Informatives Design Endeavour (TIDE).

In its pilot, Vidyut Rakshaka (VR) ran with 500 households in Bengaluru in a gated community in Sarjapura and Malleswaram. In six months, VR was able to show savings of 16.4% in about 48% of the participating households.

This translated to savings of 13,711 units of electricity every month in 252 households or potentially, two million units (MU) per day of saving, if extended to all households in Bengaluru alone. A greater impact is expected in the coming years as the project is scaled up across other cities.

Delhi incentivise power saving by offering discounts if consumption is less than 400 units per month. This means not using AC, switching on water boiler more than required .I

get these discounts at least six months in a year. Where consumption of power goes up beyond the limit are may june-peak summer and dec jan -peak winter. I try to leave

the city during those months.

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