Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams to be energy efficient pilgrim centre

The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has come forward to turn the world renowned Tirumala temple into an energy efficient pilgrim centre. The BEE has consented to providing technical and financial support for conducting large scale Investment Grade Energy Audit (IGEA) in the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) and its allied temples and choultries from Monday. 

“A Delhi-based national energy audit agency empanelled with the BEE will start the IGEA of water pump sets from Monday to find out the performance and efficiency of the existing pumps, and to list out the inefficient pump sets which require replacement,” said the AP State Energy Conservation Mission (APSECM), in a statement on Sunday.

The existing 399 pump sets have a total load of 3500 HP and it has been preliminarily assessed that replacing them with energy efficient pumps will save 20 per cent or around 1.14 million units (MU) of energy.