Project Profile

Project Title Can shifting India's clocks save energy?
Project Code 2010CP01
Project Status Completed
End Date July 2011
Sponsor(s) TERI
Division Resources, Regulation and Global Security
Description

The objectives of this project are:

To evaluate energy savings potential under the following circumstances:

Shift in IST i.e. advancement of IST by half-an-hour;
Implementation of DST for six months (April-September);
Establishment of two time zones in the country based on the existing regional electricity grids. (Zone 1 comprising northern, western and southern grid and Zone 2 comprising Eastern and Northeastern grids).

Can shifting India's clocks save energy?

Energy conservation sees negligible benefits in advancing the clock, adopting daylight saving time or demarcating India into time zones. Read more →

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