The Andhra Pradesh government plans to launch an Internet of Things (IoT) pilot project in micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in all districts to study energy efficiency measures.
After the success of the initial project in an MSME unit in East Godavari district, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency has agreed to and sanctioned funds to extend the IoT pilot project to all districts. The Andhra Pradesh State Energy Conservation Mission (APSECM) in coordination with the industries department will take up the project in five MSME units in each district under the initiative. The government has identified around 19 sectors in MSMEs with opportunities for energy efficiency. Discoms in the state estimate that the sector has an energy saving potential of around 400 million units per annum at the rate of at least 10 per cent energy savings out of a total existing consumption of 5,125 million kilovolt ampere hour.