The idea of meeting energy needs by energy saving and energy efficiency is the good option, instead of increasing energy production. In one way it avoids the cost of extra production of electricity and also a solution for environmental pollution, global warming, energy security and conventional fuel depletion. It is a cost-effective option rather generation of electricity. Energy saving is a matter of practice. Just to change our attitude, a good amount of energy can be saved. So awareness raising program is very much needed for energy efficiency. Motivation should starts from children to adult citizen of the country.
As a part of motivation program on energy saving, Power Division initiated the Electricity Week Program countrywide from 2010. It is a week-long program where the energy saving issue is one of the main focuses of the week. To spread the message of energy saving, essay competition on energy saving issue is arranged at the school level. Competition is held at Upazial, Zila , Divisional level, and finally at National level.
To generate the attitude of energy saving at consumer’s level, the domestic, commercial and industrial consumers are awarded at national level. The consumers are also awarded prize at Upazial , Zila and Divisional level to encourage a good number of consumers. The program included holding of rallies, exhibitions, views-exchange meetings, cultural shows, distribution of posters among other events.
Dhaka was first lighted on 7th December in 1901 by Late Nawab Khaja Ahasanullah. To commemorate this incident, 7-11 December has been selected for the observance of Electricity Week.
The other objective of the Electricity Week, is to improve the quality of the service provided by the utilities. In this regard, different officers and employees are awarded for their best performance. Awards are also given - for best power unit, best project director, best reporting, best research etc.