For the first time in India AP has taken up installation of IoT enabled power monitoring device in MSME units in all 13
districts of AP with the finance support of the BEE, GoI which helps to avoid wastage and save
Appreciating the initiatives of AP Government to promote EE in all key sectors in the State, Milind
Deore said following activities were undertaken by BEE to encourage EE measures in the MSMEs
Energy Use and Technology Analysis
Capacity building and Outreach awareness
Implementation of EE measures
Development of Innovative Financing
BEE, GoI has implemented EE technologies in many energy intensive clusters of India with the
support from Global Environment Facility through UNIDO and World Bank. BEE, GoI selected one
district each in three States for glass industry clusters in Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh and
two States for refractory clusters in one district in Jharkand and two districts in Andhra Pradesh for
conducting detailed energy audit, which will be show cased at the national level.
Energy secretary, Srikant Nagulapalli thanked BEE, GoI, TERI, NEW Delhi and AP State
Industries Dept. for undertaking study in AP MSME sector and said that it is one of the significant
steps in the journey of energy efficiency and energy conservation of Andhra Pradesh. He has urged
BEE to fully focus and support MSME sector in the area of EE as it reduces overall production cost
which is badly affected due to Covid-19 pandemic.
On this occasion of National webinar on MSME by BEE and TERI, Special chief secretary for
Industries and Commerce Karikal Valaven said that Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy and
Minister for Industries M Gowtham Reddy were giving strong support for industrial development.
The State government sanctioned an amount of Rs. 1110 crore ReSTART package to offer financial
support to benefit around 90,000 MSME units which was affected due to the Covid-19 crisis and
waived all the minimum power demand charges of MSMEs during the months of April, May and
June 2020 at an estimated amount of Rs 188 crore.
MSME engaged in manufacturing account for 33 % of India manufacturing output and about 28%
contribution in the GDP as a whole. Promoting EE in MSMEs will help in reduction of energy
usage, more cost effective production, reduce operation and maintenance costs, improving the
productivity and competitiveness of units thereby reducing overall carbon emissions and improving
The BEE is now examining the proposal of APSECM to initiate energy audit and technology
assessment in spinning, cold storage and dal processing units and identification of the energy
efficient technologies in a large scale in some selected MSME clusters in AP.
Additional Industrial Adviser, MSME, GoI, D Chandra Sekhar, MSE-CDP A George Babu, BEE
Assistant Director P Shyam Sundar, TERI official’s N Vasudevan, Pawan Kumar Tiwari,
representatives of Refractory Makers Associations Anirbandip Dasgupta, Tandava Krishna, Industry
representatives from East and West Godavari A SrinivasaRao, P Bhagya Rao and APSECM senior
officers MD.Rafhi, U.Srinivasu, V.Ramesh Babu , G.Srinivasulu are participated.