Energy Club Programme started in the year 2015 with the support office of the Engineer-in-chief (Electricity)-cum-Principal Chief Electrical Inspector & State Designated Agency (SDA) under the Department of Energy, Govt. of Odisha. Under this programme, there are 120 energy clubs functioning in the State Odisha.
Four (4) no. of energy clubs have been established in eco-clubs in each district with the help of concerned District Implementation & Monitoring Committee (DIMC). Centre for Environmental Studies (CES), being the State Nodal Agency, is coordinating with all DIMCs for betterment of this programme. Besides, CES is also in touch with Energy Club Teachers-in-charge and Master Trainers and providing necessary guidance to strengthen the activity of energy clubs.
A small grant is being released to each energy club for carrying out different activities relating to energy conservation.
The objective is to encourage energy clubs for carrying out different activities relating to energy conservation. Followings are some suggested activities for energy clubs. Besides, energy clubs can also take up additional innovative related activities.
• Identify source of energy in school and nearby area involving students.
• Prepare list of different types of consumption of energy and assess the use of consumption in school and outside involving students.
• Prepare list of types of mis-utilisation of energy and find out solution for it in the school and outside involving students.
• For development of skills of students, let them involve in different activities like carrying out survey, comparison, classification, invention of innovative idea, case study and compilation of report etc.
• Let students prepare some low or no cost models on different themes related to energy conservation or energy efficiency. Sub themes may include energy source system, energy & society, energy & environment, energy conservation & management etc. besides, other related themes can be taken for preparation of models.
• Energy Audit – This can be done by students in schools and outside. Students can do it in different groups and repeat it in regular intervals. Reports should be submitted to the Nodal Agency.
• Competitions – Organise different competitions on energy conservation. This includes essay/ quiz/ debate/ sit & draw/ exhibition/ group discussion/ song/ slogan/ one act play/ cross word etc. Involve all students and submit the details of best participants to the State Nodal Agency.
• Awareness program – Energy clubs will carry out rally/ street theater/ poster exhibition/ meetings/ leaflet distribution/ discuss with people by visiting door to door etc. by involving students.
• Detail reports of above activities along with photographs should be submitted to the State Nodal Agency.
• Teachers in charge of energy clubs will take class on energy conservation for the students in regular intervals.