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“Minsarathai Semippom” programme simplifies energy efficiency for the residents of Chennai


“Minsarathai Semippom” platform encourages and engages citizens in adopting energy conservation and energy efficiency options.

Product or concept

Initiative is focused on energy efficiency and conservation at a household level.

Problem being solved

To decrease the energy consumed by different appliances at a household level.

Process or technology involved

  • Tracks the electricity consumption patterns and studies its impact.
  • Behavioural change and energy efficient equipment are used to understand gaps and challenges in the field.
  • Organises workshops to share learnings on energy savings and engages the audience in a discussion to gather feedback.
  • Focused on managing demand and peak load through various energy conservation efforts.

Sustainability benefits

  • Reduces energy consumed on an individual level.
  • Exerts less pressure on local electricity distributors.

User segments that will benefit

  • Residential/Apartment Complexes
  • Environmnetal NGOs
  • Educational Institutes

People or organizations involved

  • Citizen Consumer and Civic Action Group (CAG)
  • Technology Informatics Design Endeavour (TIDE)
  • Societe Generale Global Solution Centre (SG GSC)

Innovations or USPs

  • Workshops are focused on problems faced by the common man.
  • Platform provides self-learning modules for everyone to learn about common energy conservation measures.
  • Systematic structures and solutions are provided to households who participate in the surveys.

Related engineering, science or business topics

  • Energy Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Energy Management

Who can contribute or get involved?

  • Resident Welfare Organisations
  • Environmental NGOs
  • School Management

Other interesting highlights

  • Conducts specially tailored programs for school students on energy consumption methods and proper usage of electrical appliances.
  • Facilitates the need for a change in behaviour.
  • Involves students from technical institutes to conduct some of its training programs.

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Know more about the people behind this

Societe Generale Global Solution Centre (SG-GSC) : SG-GSC is the innovation hub for GSC Group. They collaborated with two other organisations in Chennai for the energy efficiency workshop.

Technology Informatics Design Endeavour (TIDE) : TIDE organised the energy efficiency workshop for Bangalore homeowners.

Citizen Consumer and Civic Action Group : CAG in collaboration with other organisations has organised the energy conservation and efficiency workshop in Chennai for homeowners.

Make a visit to get a first-hand experience

Minsarathai Semippom : Those willing to take part in the survey can contact the respective person. The contact details are listed in the link given.

Involve yourself/participate in activities

Purchase the product/solution

Connect with experts

Centre for Excellence in Training for Energy Efficiency (CETEE) : CETEE provides hands-on training programs to impart the advanced energy efficiency technology and techniques.

Citizen Consumer and Civic Action Group (CAG) : CAG provides regular training programs and also has a number of experts in the field of energy efficiency for residential complexes.

Experiment through do-it-yourself projects

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Learn more

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