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National Energy Conservation Awards, 2015

New Delhi, December 14, 2015: In a bid to generate awareness about energy conservation, Ministry of Power, Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Government of India, recently brought the curtains down on another edition of the Annual National Energy Conservation Awards, 2015. The Hon’ble Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy, Shri Piyush Goyal, distributed the prizes to several industrial units and commercial players who made the cut in adopting energy efficient practices, thereby reducing wastage and costs. The event was organised to mark the National Energy Conservation Day celebrations.

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Dignitaries at the National Energy Conservation Award, 2015 function

The awards witnessed participation from an overwhelming variety of industries this year including drugs and pharma, cement, BPOs, offices, universities, automobile manufacturing, aluminium, hospitals, consumer goods, dairy, electricity distribution companies, fertilisers, petrochemicals, zonal railways, malls, soaps and detergents, textiles, thermal power stations and many more.

Along with presenting the awards to the energy performers, Shri Piyush Goyal also gave away the prizes to the first three position holders of the painting competition that was held at the school, state and national level. This year saw a phenomenal rise in participation with over 1 Crore school students expressing their thoughts on energy conservation. Elated with the children’s artworks, Shri Piyush Goyal congratulated the winners saying, “It’s inspiring to see that our efforts towards energy conservation are having a tangible impact on these young minds. Their imaginative paintings are proof that they are concerned about climate change and determined to make a difference. What better way than for them to lead the process of change and create growing awareness for our scarce natural resources”


Shri Piyush Goyal and other dignitaries with the students of the first three position holders of the National Painting Competition

Shri Goyal also interacted with the school students from different states through video conferencing and heard various inspiring ideas from the students on how to conserve energy in an effective way. Through video conferencing, Shri Goyal highlighted few tips on energy savings for homes and schools and took commitment from the students to ensure that they will help in conserving energy at home as well as in their respective schools.


Shri Piyush Goyal interacting with the students through video conferencing

In addition to the painting competition prize, Shri Piyush Goyal presented 2 Top rank award of Excellence, 41 units for First prizes, and 42 units for Second prizes to the National Energy Conservation Award winners, who were the best energy performers in different sectors. Awards were presented to industries, commercial buildings, railways, financial institutions, ESCOs and DISCOMs to recognise their efforts towards adoption of energy efficient technologies and practices in their units.

The participating units of 2015 Awards programme have collectively invested Rs. 2384 Crores in energy conservation measures and achieved an annual monetary savings of Rs. 2928 Crores, implying a short payback period of 11 Months only. The participating units have also saved 2598 Million kWh of electrical energy, which is equivalent to the energy generated from a 423 MW Thermal Power Station.


Shri Piyush Goyal and other dignitaries presenting the awards to the first and second prize winners

On this occasion, Shri Goyal also launched the Mobile Application for Standards and Labeling, which has been developed by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) in association with US-Department of Energy and CLASP under Super-Efficient Appliance Deployment (SEAD) initiative. Currently, consumers rely on energy efficiency information that is presented on star label. Mobile application will allow consumers to instantly compare personalized energy savings across all products of a specific class and thus enabling consumers to choose more efficient products that are available in the market. It will also provide a platform to receive real-time feedback from consumers and other stakeholders. This app is linked with BEE’s Standards and Labeling database and will be updated daily.


Shri Piyush Goyal and other dignitaries launching the  Mobile Application for Standards and Labeling

KEP released a special edition of the newsletter on National Energy Conservation Day, and shared with the participants. This issue of the newsletter covers case studies from Aluminium, Cement and Iron 7 Steel sectors, with the aim of illustrating of energy efficiency gains in a range of applications across sectors and their impacts. This newsletter also brings to you, benefits of ‘Small Group Activities’ for Continuous Quality Improvement, as well as an opinion piece from the Alkali Manufacturers’ Association of India. This issue also provides a technology feature focussing on Liquid Jet Technology in Cooling Towers and MD-Dryers- Energy Efficient Dry Quality Air Systems. The newsletter can be downloaded via the following link: http://knowledgeplatform.in/kep-newsletter/

Knowledge Exchange Platform Newsletter, Special Edition - NECA 2015

Knowledge Exchange Platform Newsletter, Special Edition – NECA 2015

The Bureau of Energy Efficiency has been entrusted to take lead on all energy efficient activities ranging from appliances, buildings to energy intensive industries and Demand Side Management (DSM) programmes for DISCOMs, Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) and agriculture. These initiatives are also an integral part of the action plans of the government for providing ”Power for all” whereby each household will have access to quality and reliable electricity round the clock.


Participants at the National Energy Conservation Award, 2015

SectorTop Rank AwardDetails
Manufactures of BEE Star Labelled Appliances (Agriculture Pump Sets)AQUASUB Engineering, Coimbatore, (Tamil Nadu) The Top Rank award was awarded to AQUASUB Engineering, Coimbatore, (Tamil Nadu) for its contribution in market transformation of the Agriculture Pump Set Category. The unit has consequently achieved the first rank prize for the last two years. This year also the unit has secured the first rank position and hence received the Top Rank Award.
Manufactures of BEE Star Labelled Appliances (Storage Water Heater)RACOLD Thermo Limited Chakan, Pune (Maharashtra) The Top Rank Award was awarded to RACOLD Thermo Limited, Chakan, Pune (Maharashtra) for its contribution in market transformation of the Storage water Heater Category. The unit has consequently achieved the first rank prize for the last two years. This year also the unit has secured the first rank position and hence received the top rank award.
National Energy Conservation Award, 2015- Case Studies
Sector1st Prize2nd PrizeCertificate of Merit (COM)
AluminiumBharat Aluminium Company Limited (BALCO), Korba, (Chhattisgarh)Vedanta Limited, Jharsuguda (Odisha)Mines & Refinery Complex (NALCO), Koraput, (Odisha)

Hindalco Industries Limited, Muri Works, Ranchi, (Jharkhand)
Automobile ManufacturingTATA Motors Limited, Dharwad (Karnataka)Mahindra Two wheelers Limited, Pithampur (Madhya Pradesh)Tata Motors Limited, CVBU- Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)

Ashok Leyland Limited, Alwar (Rajasthan)
(Clinker & Grinding Unit)
-Prism Cement Limited, (Unit-II), Satna, (Madhya Pradesh)Mangalam Cement Limited, Kota (Rajasthan)
(Grinding Unit)
--The Ramco Cements Limited, Madras Grinding Plant, Kanchipuram (Tamil Nadu)

Chunar Cement Factory (A Unit of Jai Prakash Associates - Limited) Mirzapur, (Uttar Pradesh)
CeramicsH&R Johnson (India), (A Division of Prism Cement Ltd.), Kunigal, Tumkur, (Karnataka)--
Chemicals--Atul Limited, Atul (Gujarat)
Chlor-AlkaliShriram Vinyl & Chemical Industries, Kota (Rajasthan)DCM Shriram Ltd. (Unit: Shriram Alkali & Chemicals). Bharuch, (Gujarat)Aditya Birla Chemicals (India) Limited, (Renukoot Chemical Division) Sonebhadra (Uttar Pradesh)

Siel Chemical Complex, Patiala (Punjab)
Consumer Goods ManufacturingGodrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Limited, Appliance Div., Satara (Maharashtra)Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Limited, Mohali, (Punjab)LG Electronics India Pvt Ltd, Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh)
DairyHeritage Foods limited, Chittoor (Andhra Pradesh)Mother Dairy fruit & Vegetable Private Limited, Patparganj, (New Delhi)

Heritage Foods limited, Uppal, Hyderabad, (Telangana)
Drugs & Pharmaceuticals-Nectar Life science Ltd. Unit-II, Mohali, PunjabUSV Limited Unit-1, Baddi, (Himachal Pradesh)
Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOMS)Southern Power Distribution Company Limited, Chittoor, (Andhra Pradesh)The TATA Power Company Limited, Matunga, Mumbai (Maharashtra)Kerala State Electricity Board Ltd., Vydyuthi Bhavanam, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala)
Edible Oil / VanaspatiRuchi Soya Industries Limited, Haldia (West Bengal)Ruchi Soya Industries Limited, Tiruvallur Chennai (Tamil Nadu)3F Industries Ltd., Tadepalligudem (Andhra Pradesh)
Indo Gulf Fertilisers (A Unit of Aditya Birla Ltd.), Amethi, (Uttar Pradesh)--
--Coromandel International Limited, Kakinada Unit, East Godavari (Andhra Pradesh)
Food ProcessingUnilever India Exports Limited - Pune Tea Exports, Pune (Maharashtra)Tata Coffee Limited, Instant Coffee Division, Toopran Unit, Medak (Telangana)
FoundryShriniwas Engineering Auto Components Pvt. Ltd, Pune, (Maharashtra)Ghatge Patil Industries Limited, Kolhapur, (Maharashtra)
General CategoryChamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation Limited, (CESC) Mysore (Karnataka)South Central Railway, Secunderabad Division, Kazipet- Pumping Sector, Secunderabad (Telangana)Kirloskar Pneumatic Company Limited Saswad, Pune (Maharashtra)

South Central Railway, Hyderabad Division, Sheepmandi Pump House, Secunderabad (Telangana)
General Category (Sub-sectors of award)Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation, Visakhapatnam, (Andhra Pradesh)L&T Special Steels And Heavy Forgings Private Limited Surat, (Gujarat)The Jamshri Ranjitsinghji spg & Wvg mills Co. Ltd. Solapur (Maharashtra)
Integrated Steel PlantsSAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant, Rourkela (Odisha)--
MiningMoil Limited, Ukwa Mine,Nagpur (Maharashtra)Moil Limited, Kandri Mine, Nagpur (Maharashtra)Sindesar Khurd Mine, Hindustan Zinc Limited (Vedanta Ltd.) Rajsamand (Rajasthan)
Paper & PulpJK Paper Limited, Unit: JKPM Jaykaypur, Rayagada (Odisha)BILT Graphic Paper Products Limited, (Unit: Ballarpur) Chandrapur, (Maharashtra)-
Petrochemicals-Thirumalai Chemicals Ltd. Ranipet (Tamil Nadu)

Reliance Industries Limited- Dahej Manufacturing Division, Bharuch, (Gujarat)
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. Hazira Plant, Surat (Gujarat)
PlasticsNilkamal Ltd ,Krishnagiri, Hosur (Tamil Nadu)DSM India Private Ltd. (Division of Engineering Plastics), Pune (Maharashtra)The Supreme Industries Limited, Durgapur Unit, Burdwan, (West Bengal)
RefineryIndian Oil Corporation Ltd., Gujarat Refinery, Vadodara (Gujarat)Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., Mathura Refinery, Mathura (Uttar Pradesh)Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Haldia Refinery, Purba Medinipur, (West Bengal)
Zonal RailwaysSouthern Railway, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)South East Central Railway Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh)East Coast Railway, Chandrasekharpur Bubaneswar (Odisha)

Western Railway, Churchgate, Mumbai (Maharashtra)
Railway WorkshopsRailway Carriage Workshop, Jodhpur, Jaipur (Rajasthan)Ajmer Group of Workshops, Ajmer, Jaipur (Rajasthan)

Integral Coach Factory, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
Diesel loco Modernisation works, Patiala (Punjab)
Railway StationsAhmedabad Division, Western Railway, Palanpur Staion (Gujarat)Northern Railway, Amritsar Station, Ferozpur Division, (Punjab)

Northern Railway, Ferozpur Division, Jalandhar Cantt. Station (Punjab)
South Central Railway, Hyderabad Division Kacheguda Railway Station, Secunderabad, (Telangana)

Electrical Department,Electrical Department, North Eastern Railway, Lucknow, (Uttar Pradesh)

Rajkot Station, Rajkot (Gujarat)
Shopping MallShoppers Stop Ltd. – (Malad Branch), Mumbai (Maharashtra)Shoppers Stop Ltd. – (Pacific Mall), Pune (Maharashtra)Shoppers Stop Ltd. (Benergatta Branch), Bangalore (Karnataka)
Soap & Detergent--Orai Detergents Factory, Hindustan Unilever Limited, Jalaun Orai (Uttar Pradesh)
SugarBannari Amman Sugars Ltd., Unit-4 Tiruvannamalai, (Tamil Nadu)-K.C.P Sugar and Industries Corporation Limited, Vuyyuru, Krishna (Andhra Pradesh)
Steel- Re-rolling mills--Jindal Stainless Hisar Limited, Hisar (Haryana)
TextilesArvind Ltd, Khatraj, Gandhinagar, (Gujarat)Raymond Ltd., Jalgaon (Maharashtra)
Tyre-JK Tyre & Industries Ltd.- Chennai Tyre Plant, Kancheepuram (Tamil Nadu)TVS Srichakra Ltd, Madurai (Tamilnadu)

Balkrishna Industries Ltd., Auranagabad, (Maharashtra)
Office Buildings
(More Than 10 lakh kWh / year consumption)
ICICI Bank Limited, Chandivli Tower, Mumbai (Maharashtra)Niti Aayog, Sansad Marg (New Delhi)Infosys Limited, Software development block -3, Chengalpet (Tamil Nadu)
Office Buildings
(Less Than 10 lakh kWh / year consumption)
South Central Railway, Hyderabad Division C-TARA Building, Secunderabad (Telangana)Bhavnagar Para Division, Western Railway, DRM Office, Bhavnagar Para (Gujarat)South Central Railway, Secunderabad Division, Sanchalan Bhavan Secunderabad (Telangana)
BPO BuildingsInfosys Limited. B-6, Pune (Maharashtra)
(5 Star and Above)
Indian Hotels Company Limited, Vivanta by Taj Green Cove Kovalam, Trivandrum, (Kerala)Vivanta by Taj Blue Diamond, Pune (Maharashtra)ITC Hotels Taj ganj, Agra (Uttar Pradesh)
(4 Star and below)
--Manjeera Hotels & Resorts Ltd., Aditya Park Hotel, Hyderabad (Telangana)
(More Than 10 lakh kWh / year consumption)
Fortis Hospital, Noida (Uttar Pradesh)Fortis Healthcare Ltd., Mohali (Punjab)
(Less Than 10 lakh kWh / year consumption)
Northern Railway, Ferozpur Division, Divisional Hospital Ferozpur (Punjab)Bhavnagar Division, Western Railway, Divisional Railway Hospital Bhavnagar (Gujarat)Hyderabad Division, South Central Railway,Central Hospital, Lallaguda Secunderabad, (Telangana)

Northern Railway, Delhi Division, Divisional Hospital (New Delhi)
State Designated AgenciesState Energy Conservation Mission (SECM), Dept. of Energy, I &I, Government of Andhra Pradesh, (Andhra Pradesh)Energy Management Centre, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala)Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency, Raipur

Punjab Energy Development Agency Chandigarh (Punjab)
Thermal Power Stations
(Coal fired plants > 100 MW capacity)
Independent Power Plant, 4X600MW, Vedanta Limited, Jarsuguda, (Odisha)-Mettur Thermal Power Station-1 Tangedco, Mettur Dam (Tamil Nadu)
Thermal Power Stations
(Gas fired plants > 100 MW capacity)
NTPC Limited, Kawas Gas Power Project, Surat, (Gujarat)--
Thermal Power Stations
(Coal fired plants < 100 MW capacity)
Meghalaya Power Limited (CPP-2), District-East Jaintaia Hills, (Meghalaya)Captive Power Plant, Zawar Mines, Hindustan Zinc Limited Udaipur (Rajasthan)-
University & Engineering Institution Buildings--Hyderabad Division , South Central Railway, Zonal Railway Training Institute(ZRTI), Secunderabad (Telangana)
Ordnance FactoryOrdnance Factory, Varangaon, Jalgaon (Maharashtra)Ordnance Factory, Bhandara (Maharashtra)High Explosives Factory, Khadki, Pune (Maharashtra)

Grey Iron Foundry, Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh)
Manufacturers off BEE Star Labelled Appliances
(Air Conditioners)
Voltas limited, (Pantnagar) UttrakhandGodrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd, Satara (Maharashtra)Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd., Kanchipuram (Tamil Nadu)
Manufacturers off BEE Star Labelled Appliances
Videocon Industries Ltd. Gurgaon, (Haryana)Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd, Satara (Maharashtra)LG Electronics India Pvt Ltd. Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh)
Manufacturers off BEE Star Labelled Appliances
(Agricultural Pump Set)
TOP RANK AWARD: AQUASUB Engineering, Coimbatore, (Tamil Nadu)Texmo Industries, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu)-
Manufacturers off BEE Star Labelled Appliances
(Ceiling Fan)
USHA International Ltd., Gurgaon (Haryana)

Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Ltd, Ponda (Goa)
Manufacturers off BEE Star Labelled Appliances
LG Electronics India Pvt Ltd, Shirur, Pune (Maharashtra)--
Manufacturers off BEE Star Labelled Appliances
(Storage Water Heater)
TOP RANK AWARD: Racold Thermo Limited, Chakan, Pune (Maharashtra)Bajaj Electricals Ltd., Mumbai (Maharashtra)Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Ltd., Kurla- West, Mumbai (Maharashtra)
Manufacturers off BEE Star Labelled Appliances
(Distribution Transformer)
Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Systems (India) Private Limited, Medak District, (Telangana)--
Energy Auditors--Dr. P.P.Mittal, Faridabad (Haryana)

Mr. Rajesh Mohan, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
Energy Auditing Agencies--Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre, RR Dist., Hyderabad
Financial InstitutionsSmall Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), (New Delhi)--