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Purpose of the Club
Tata Power Club Enerji (TPCE) is an Energy & Resource Conservation Club that focuses on bringing about a first-hand realization of the energy crisis and scarcity of natural resources in the country. With the increasing demand for energy, effective management and conservation of the same has become the need of the hour. Recognizing the immense value that schools and school children can bring to the initiative and taking due consideration of this urgent need, Tata Power started "Tata Power Club Enerji", to propagate efficient usage of energy and to educate the society on climate change issues in 2007. TPCE started with a pilot programme of educating and sensitizing 12 schools in Mumbai in 2007 and sensitized 6000 students in 12 schools across Mumbai. Encouraged by the initial response, TPCE covered 28 schools across Mumbai and Belgaum in 2008. The total primary sensitization numbers were 11,417 who in turn reached out to a secondary sensitization of 26,922 citizens. In 2009, TPCE become a national movement and covered more than 250 schools across Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Belgaum, Jamshedpur and Lonavla on the subject of energy conservation. In 2016, Club Enerji is broadening the horizons and introducing various critical facets that will widen the scope of the existing module and make it expansive, leading to deeper penetration in India and internationally. It is looking to contribute towards disaster management preparedness, nation building by creating responsible citizens who will focus not only on conserving energy and natural resources (like fossil fuel-coal, oil, gas, water, managing waste, afforestation) but also imbibe civic and moral values. This year Club Enerji is undertaking this unique initiative of urging children to manage disasters & pledge to become better citizens.
In the year 2015-2016, Club Enerji has saved around 3.06 million units and sensitized 3.5 million citizens.
The Project has 4 phases:
The programme concentrates on awareness generation by educating children on the importance of energy & resource conservation and moral & civic values. The primary sensitisation includes three visits made to the same set of children to reinforce the message of energy & resource conservation. These interactive sessions through flash modules, presentation and competitions are undertaken to reinforce the content and assess the integration of thoughts into action. School children are trained to understand the moral & civic values, interpretation of electricity bills, basic steps that will help curb wastage of power with the help of Energy Audits and Energy Calculators, how to reduce the use of fuel, water, manage waste & plant trees, optimum use of electrical gadgets/ devices at home and sharing the effective practices adopted & results within their immediate circle. As part of our initiative, to monitor the impact of the programme, TPCE confers titles like Energy Champions on young students, who actively practice and propagate energy saving & resource conservation while practising moral & civic values. Active outreach members who help spread the energy conservation message are crowned as Energy Ambassadors. These young Energy Champions move ahead in spreading the cause by further sensitizing their friends, families and neighbourhood, together leading this movement of Conservation of Energy and Moral & Civic Values, across the nation.
The focus is on advanced training sessions for the students and mentors. The children are enrolled into the Power Kids League which comprises of a series of workshops. These workshops are designed in a manner where the students get to interact and learn from professionals, participate in various activities, presentations and learn about the technical aspects related to the world of energy & resources. During these workshops, members take up projects such as conducting energy audits at home, and work on them throughout the year under the guidance of the Club. This stage plays an integral part in enhancing the awareness and knowledge of the members about energy & resource conservation and becoming good civic citizens.
Club Enerji members are imparted with skills to propagate the message of energy & resource conservation, and becoming responsible citizens, to their immediate sphere of influence. The select group of students who spearhead energy conservation activities in school and societies form Mini Club Enerji. These mini Clubs are independent entities which perform various activities such as street plays, conduct rallies, celebrate Energy Conservation Day, World Environment Day, Earth Hour and other global events, conduct sensitization sessions in school & societies, to propagate the message of energy & resource conservation, thus contributing to nation building. The efforts of the mini TPCEs are featured on the Club Enerji website.
Phase lV Empower
Schools are encouraged through participation in the National Energy Savvy School (NESS) competition. Under NESS, Principals, students and faculty members are empowered to initiate and execute energy saving activities that would make their school an Energy Savvy School. The Best Mini Club Enerji of the Year is felicitated and rewarded at the end of the year.
At TPCE all around the year we engage in several club activities like competitions and events to stimulate interest, educate, sensitize and advocate judicious use of electricity among Club members and the community.
Mini Club Enerjis
The biggest asset of Club Enerji is its Mini Club Enerjis. 1337 Mini Club Enerjis have been formed in the year 2015-16. These mini clubs are independent entities that drive the cause of energy conservation by their own innovative ideas. Celebrating international occasions like Earth Hour, conductive rallies, cyclothons, street plays, batti bandh and poster competition throughout the year. Thereby sensitizing their friends, parents and neighbors and propagating the message of energy and resource conservation.
The Tata Power Club Enerji website is a very interactive tool focusing on making the club members participate, discuss and share their ideas on energy conservation. Club members can find their way into this exciting pool of knowledge sharing. You can also register on the website, www.clubenerji.com
Energy Quiz-Energy Q & Carnival
Energy Q is a national Quiz competition organized for school children across various locations. The quiz, aims at reaching out to more and more school children and create awareness about resource conservation. Along with Energy Q, the students also participate in an Energy Carnival, where they showcase their ideas and solutions through projects, demonstrations and working models. The Carnival also showcases the lively and creative side of students with dances, plays and one acts performed to the audience.
Essay Competition-Every Watt Counts
Every Watt Counts is an annual essay competition which is conducted for school children in various cities across the country. The topics for the competition mainly range from energy conservation, to resource conservation. The competition receives massive participation from young writers.
Poster Competition-Spark of life
Spark of life is an annual poster competition where in students from various schools participate and create posters on national concerns like energy conservation, resource conservation etc.
Energy Book - Watts up with Energy?
Watts up with Energy? is an exciting and interesting book for children designed to demystify the world of Energy. With informative content along with fun filled activities for children this book is a teat to know all about energy!
Newsletter Energy X-change
Energy X-Change is a quarterly newsletter which gives a snapshot of all the various events taking place in the Club. All the members of the club can enjoy free subscription to the newsletter. The newsletter is also accessible through the website.
Power kids League workshop
Power kids League Workshop is a series of workshops designed to further train the Energy Champions. Lessons on energy conservation are combined with sessions on personality development and public speaking.
Principals and Mentor Meet
Principals and Mentors Meet is a special event organized at the beginning of every year to felicitate and recognize the contribution of all the schools, school teachers and Principals. The schools interact with the senior leadership ream of Tata Power; share their feedback on the programme and ideas for the way forward.
Power Plant Visit
Power Plant Visits are a great way for students to understand and experience how electricity is generated. Energy Champions from various schools visits Tata Power's power plant and participate in discussions on the current scenario and the need to save energy and fossil fuels.