Demand Side Management-AC Scheme, Haryana

To encourage people to use energy cost saving Air Conditioners (ACs) to conserve the energy across the state

On June 30, 2021 Haryana government came up with a unique scheme named Demand Side management-AC Scheme for energy conservation. This scheme was launched by Haryana Power Minister, Mr. Ranjit Singh. Under the scheme, about 1.1 lakh Air Conditioners (ACs) will be made available to the rural as well as urban consumers at a discount of 59% on the MRP (minimum retail price). This scheme aims at encouraging people to buy energy saving ACs. Consumers can also exchange the old ACs. As compared to old ACs 657 power units thereby leading to an annual savings of up to Rs. 5,000/-. It will help the consumers to reduce their power bills. Government will also provide subsidies for buying these ACs. This scheme will contribute to reduction in energy consumption thus conserving the energy in the state.

Scheme Overview:

Scheme name:Demand Side management-AC Scheme
Scheme Under:Haryana Government
Launch Date:June 30, 2021
Launched By:Haryana Power Minister, Mr. Ranjit Singh
Beneficiaries:Rural as well as urban consumers
Major Objective:To encourage people to use energy cost saving Air Conditioners (ACs) to conserve the energy across the state

Scheme Objectives and Benefits:

  • The main objective of the scheme is to reduce the total domestic consumption of energy
  • Under the scheme government will provide ACs to the consumers at 59% discount on MRP
  • This scheme aims to encourage the consumers to buy new or exchange the old ACs
  • It aims at encouraging the use of energy saving ACs in the state
  • The state government will provide 1.1 lakh energy saving ACs under this scheme
  • Fitting of ACs at the homes of the customers will also be provided free of cost
  • Subsidies will also be provided to rural and urban consumers under this scheme to buy ACs
  • These ACs will save about 657 power units with an annual savings of Rs. 5,000/- per consumer
  • It will enable reducing the domestic energy consumption in the state thus helping in energy conservation

Key Points:

  • Demand Side Management-AC Scheme is launched by the Haryana Power Minister, Mr. Ranjit Singh on June 30, 2021
  • Under this scheme, state government will provide about 1.1 lakh Air Conditioners (ACs) to the rural as well as urban consumers
  • These ACs will be provided at 59% discount on the Minimum Retail Price (MRP)
  • Power Department has tied up with Deccan, Blue Star and Voltas companies for providing electricity cost saving split ACs of 1.5 tonne capacity
  • It tends to enable reducing the domestic energy consumption in the state thus helping in energy conservation
  • It aims at encouraging consumers to buy new ACs as well as to exchange the old ACs for these new ones
  • Additional discounts will be provided to the consumers exchanging the old ACs for purchasing the new ones
  • State government will provide a subsidy of Rs. 2000 on buying new ACs and Rs. 4000 on exchanging old ACs in urban areas
  • In rural areas, a subsidy of Rs. 4000 on buying new ACs and Rs. 8000 on exchanging old ACs will be provided
  • These energy saving ACs will save about 657 power units with an annual savings of Rs. 5,000/- per consumer
  • The compressor will get a warranty of up to 10 years and all other equipment up to 1 year
  • Fitting of ACs will be done free of cost in homes of the consumers by the authorized dealers
  • Consumers will have to apply for the benefit under the scheme on state electricity department’s web portal @ https://acreplacementscheme.uhbvn.org.in
  • The last date to apply under this scheme is set as August 24, 2021

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