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Launch Workshop of the Knowledge Exchange Platform

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Date(s) - 26/02/2015
9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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DRDO Audoitorium, New Delhi

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Launch Workshop of the Knowledge Exchange Platform

26 February, 2015, New Delhi

A Knowledge Exchange Platform was launched by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) in partnership with Institute for Industrial Productivity (IIP) for transfer of best practices in industries covered under the Perform Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme. The British High Commission, India, is also supporting IIP in this initiative. PAT is a flagship initiative of BEE, which is a mechanism for promoting energy efficiency in large industries. PAT scheme covers 478 Industrial units across eight most energy intensive industry sectors in India, where each unit has been assigned a specific energy consumption reduction target.

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The knowledge Exchange Platform (KEP) aims to promote energy efficiency and Energy Management System (EnMS) as a means of achieving continuous improvement in energy efficiency in the industry sector. KEP will capitalize on these opportunities through following:

  • Facilitate exchange of knowledge and information within a particular industry sector to help the lagging industrial units (and encourage peer to peer learning) improve the efficiency of their operations and narrow down the SEC bandwidth.
  • Facilitate exchange of energy management best practices across sectors in common areas like utilities, where there is a high possibility of replication.
  • Facilitate sharing of information/capacity building on upcoming approaches to energy management and to new and innovative technological choices for promoting energy efficiency available at the international level.

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Release of Action Plan and KEP Newsletter

An ‘Action Plan’ detailing the road map for KEP and the inaugural issue of the Quarterly Newsletter was released by the Chief Guest, Shri P.K. Sinha, Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of India, Shri R.N. Choubey, Special Secretary, Ministry of Power and Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency at the launch event. Shri Satish Kumar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Power was also present at the Launch event.

In his welcome address, Dr. Ajay Mathur acknowledged the significant work that has been done by the industry in the area of energy efficiency under the PAT scheme and said that “the Knowledge Exchange Platform intends to add momentum to the existing efforts of the industry by creating collaboration for transfer of industry experiences, best practices and technologies. But for the success of this initiative we will need active industry participation and constant feedback and suggestion to enhance its effectiveness”. Sri. P.K. Sinha highlighted the importance of transfer of best practices to achieve transformational impact. In his Inaugural Address, Shri. Sinha mentioned there is a need for knowledge exchange and a systematic approach for transfer of best practices that transcends process or sector boundaries and promotes sharing of tools, practices and technologies available both at national as well as international level.

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Dr. Ajay Mathur and Shri Somnath Bhattacharjee exchanging MOU

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for collaboration in managing and operationalizing KEP was also signed between BEE and IIP at the launch event. The MOU was signed by Dr. Ajay Mathur on behalf of BEE and by Shri. Somnath Bhattacharjee on behalf of IIP.

In his vote of thanks at the inaugural session, Shri Somnath Bhattacharjee mentioned that it is important that Industry treats this initiative as their own and proactively participates in this collaborative effort for shared learning and partnership”.

A poster exhibition was also organized along the sidelines of the workshop, which showcased energy efficiency success stories from the Industry covering different PAT sectors.

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Dignitaries at the Poster Exhibition

The inaugural session was followed by a workshop covering three technical sessions. The first technical session was Chaired by Shri Saurabh Kumar, Managing Director, Energy Efficiency Services Ltd., which focused on the journey of PAT so far and the road ahead. The experience of small group activity in promoting energy efficiency was also presented by the Aluminium sector representatives in the session.

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Shri Saurabh Kumar with panelists of first technical session

The remaining two sessions focused on sharing of innovative case studies on energy efficiency covering all PAT sectors. The second technical session covering cases studies of the Cement, Pulp and Paper and Textile Industries was Chaired by Shri K.N Rao, Director (Energy and Environment), ACC Limited.

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Shri K.N. Rao with panelists of second technical session

The third technical session was Chaired by Shri. K.K. Chakarvarti, Energy Economist, Bureau of Energy Efficiency. The session focused on sharing of best practices from the Fertilizer, Thermal Power Station, Chlor-Alakli, Aluminium and Iron & Steel. The panelists shared their experience, as well as approach and benefits of implementing energy efficiency projects in their units.

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Shri K.K. Chakarvarti with panelists of third technical session (panelists from Fertilizer & Thermal Power sectors)

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Shri K.K. Chakarvarti with panelists of third technical session (panelists from Iron & Steel, Chlor Alkali & Aluminium sectors)

The workshop had participation from over 400 distinguished speakers, eminent industry leaders and experts spanning industry, government agencies, research institutions and senior Industry professionals amongst many others.

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LAUNCH WORKSHOP  

KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE PLATFORM

26th February, 2015 at DRDO Auditorium, New Delhi

KEP Launch Workshop
INAUGURAL SESSION (10.00 AM- 10.45 AM)
Lighting of Lamp
Welcome Address Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General,  Bureau of Energy Efficiency
Signing of MOU, Release of Action Plan and KEP Newsletter by the Chief Guest
Inaugural AddressShri P. K. Sinha, Hon’ble Secretary, Ministry of Power
Vote of ThanksShri Somnath Bhattacharjee, Director, Institute for Industrial Productivity, India
TEA BREAK (10.45 AM -11.15 AM)
TECHNICAL SESSION I (11.15 AM - 12.00 PM)
ChairmanShri Saurabh Kumar, Managing Director, Energy Efficiency Services Ltd. (EESL)
Perform Achieve and Trade - Looking Back and way forwardShri Vikash Ranjan, Technical Expert, GIZ
Small Group Activity in Industry on PAT by HIDALCO, RenukootShri Vivek Agrawal, Dy. Manager

Shri Anuj Kumar Sharma, Asst. Manager

Shri Vivek Kumar, Sr. Engineer
Small Group Activity in Industry on PAT by Sesa Sterlite Limited, JharsugudaShri Pratap Singh, Manager, Pot lines

Shri G Harish, Associate Manager, Pot lines
TECHNICAL SESSION- II (12.00 PM -1.30 PM)
Sharing of Best Practices by Cement, Pulp & Paper, and Textile Industries
ChairmanShri K. N. Rao, Director (Energy & Environment), ACC Limited
Cement Sector
Best Practices adopted by Mangalam Cement LtdShri R. Giri, V.P. (E&I)

Shri M. A. Kalam, Sr. G.M. (Electrical)
Best Practices adopted by UltraTechCement Limited (Kotputli Cement Works) Shri Rajnish Roshan, Asst Manager (Electrical)
Best Practices adopted by J K White Cement, GotanShri Rajeev Sharma, V.P. (Tech)
Best Practices adopted by ACC LimitedShri K. N. Rao, Director (Energy & Environment)
Pulp & Paper Sector
Best Practices adopted by Seshasayee Paper Boards and Limited  Dr. T. G. Sundara Raman, General Manager (Energy & Climate Change Development)
Textile Sector
Best Practices adopted by Arvind limited, SantejShri Kushal Trivedi, Sr. Manager - Engineering
Best Practices adopted by Raymond GroupShri Jayant M. Joshi, General Manager (Engineering )
LUNCH BREAK (1.30 PM – 2.15 PM)
TECHNICAL SESSION III (2.15 PM-4.00 PM)
Sharing of Best Practices by Fertilizer, Thermal Power Station, Chlor Alkali, Aluminum, and Iron & Steel Industries
ChairmanShri. K.K. Chakarvarti, Energy Economist, Bureau of Energy Efficiency
Fertilizer Sector
Best Practices adopted by NFL Vijaipur I & IIShri S. N. Sinha, Dy. General Manager (TS and R&D)
Best Practices adopted by GNFC Ltd, BharuchShri M N Tekchandani, Chief Manager (Energy Cell & Technical Services)
Thermal Power Station
Best Practices adopted by Dahanu Thermal Power StationShri  Anirudha Asawa, General Manager(Operation) & Energy Auditor
Best Practices adopted by Tata Power Trombay Thermal Power StationShri Ashish Bhat, Head-Performance & Efficiency
Chlor Alkali Sector
Best practices adopted by Aditya Birla Chemicals (India) Ltd., Renukoot Chemical DivisionShri R. K. Maheshwari, Sr. Vice President (Tech.)

Shri Vasant Srinivasan, Manager (Electrical)
Best Practices adopted by DCM Shriram Ltd.Shri Navin Jaiswal, Addl General Manager (Operations & Technology)
Aluminium  Sector
Best Practices adopted by Sesa Sterlite Limited, JharsugudaShri R Praveen Kumar, Associate General Manager, Bake oven

Shri Madhu Mynampati, Associate Manager, Bake oven
Iron & Steel Sector
Best Practices adopted by Jindal Steel & Power Limited, RaigarhShri Kumar Rohit, D.M - Energy & Climate change
Best Practices adopted by JSW Steel Ltd, Dolvi WorksShri Pradeep Agarwal, DGM Energy Management
Best Practices adopted by Bhushan Steel LtdShri Brajesh Nahar, Vice President
CONCLUDING REMARKS (4.00 PM- 4.30 PM)
Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency
Shri. Bhaskar Sarma, Secretary, Bureau of Energy Efficiency
Shri Somnath Bhattacharjee, Director, Institute for Industrial Productivity, India
HIGH TEA (4.30 PM ONWARDS)

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