Pune Consumers Take the Lead in MSEDCL’s Go Green Initiative

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Western Maharashtra leads in 'Go-Green' scheme of MSEDCL ; 1.72 lakh electricity consumers opted for scheme

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Pune residents have emerged as leaders in the ‘Go Green’ initiative launched by the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Corporation Limited (MSEDCL). With over 1 lakh consumers from the Pune division opting for e-bills, the region has recorded the highest number of participants in the state. This successful initiative has resulted in significant savings of approximately Rs 1.20 Crore in the Pune region alone.

Introduced in 2018 to reduce paper usage, the ‘Go Green’ initiative has garnered a positive response in Pune. Out of the 3.87 lakh consumers in the state who have chosen to receive their bills electronically via email or text message, more than 1 lakh consumers are from Pune, making it the region with the highest adoption rate of the ‘Go Green’ scheme.

Since February this year, an additional 7,194 consumers in the Pune region have opted for electronic bills, bringing the total number of participants to 1.7 lakhs. As an incentive, MSEDCL offers a Rs 10 discount on each bill to consumers who choose the ‘Go Green’ scheme.

In Pune city, 53,276 consumers have embraced the initiative, including 6,500 from the Hadapsar subdivision, 5,184 from Wadgaon Dhayari, 4,900 from Dhankawadi, 4,365 from Aundh, and 3,857 from the Vishrantwadi subdivision. Similarly, 29,205 consumers from Pimpri Chinchwad have opted for e-bills, with 9,042 from the Sangvi subdivision, 5,566 from Chinchwad, and 5,525 from the Akurdi subdivision. In Pune rural, 17,529 consumers have chosen the ‘Go Green’ scheme.

Rajendra Pawar, Chief Engineer of Pune division, emphasized the importance of the ‘Go Green’ scheme for a sustainable environment. He encouraged more electricity consumers to participate by discontinuing the use of paper bills. MSEDCL’s mobile application and website provide customers with access to their current and previous electricity bills, payment information, and monthly electricity consumption data, making the transition to e-bills even more convenient.