With the knowledge for the need of conservation of energy, the Central Government has enforced the Energy Conservation Act 2001, which is under the guidance of Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power. For further activities and action, the BEE informed all the concerned departments in each state of India to establish the State Designated Agency (SDA) and these SDAs are the main force for taking action for the conservation of energy.
In Mizoram, the State Designated Agency, under the Chief Electrical Inspectorate, Power and Electric Department, was established in February 2008. The main work of the SDA is to put the aims and objectives of the BEE and the Energy Conservation Act 2001 into action.
The SDA have taken different measures to achieve the conservation of energy. One of the most effective measures taken out by the SDA is the establishment of Energy Clubs in schools. The SDA selected 70 schools of Aizawl District to establish the Energy Clubs. Out of these 70 schools, 67 schools responded to the invitation and therefore Energy Clubs were established in 67 schools of Aizawl District. The Energy Club members carry out different activities and competitions regarding the conservation of Energy. As per the guidelines provided by the SDA, the Energy Club members were to be the students of Class-IX.
In 2018, the Energy Club was relaunched after a successful first round. Now, the students are taken from Class-VIII. The
Teacher i/c is Miss Lalchhanpuii Ralte.
The SDA framed a calendar and activities to be worked out by the Club members and these activities are organised as a competition between the members and the Clubs of the selected schools. The activities include displaying banners, displaying posters, distribution of pamphlets, energy audits at school, energy audits at households, poster writing competitions and essay writing competitions. These were nicely done by the Club members in 2016-2017 and we look forward to seeing what thd 2018-2019 batch will achieve.
Prizes received in 2016-2017:
Individual Prize: Lalruattluanga and Lily Lalenkawli Sailo won Consolation Prizes in the Essay Writing competition and received cash of Rs.1000 and a citation.
Club Prize: In the overall state-level competition, the Club won 8th position / Consolation with a cash Prize of Rs 2000 and a citation.