Energy efficiency is pressing national requirement: Summit

06th September 2015
Energy efficiency is pressing national requirement:  Summit
Ajay Mathur, Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency at the the Energy Efficiency Summit, in Hyderabad

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Hyderabad, Sep 6 2015: Cutting-edge technologies  are needed to bring in needed innovation to achieve energy efficiency, said   Ajay Mathur, Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency,   speaking at the '14 th Energy Efficiency Summit organised  by the Confederation of Indian Industry ( CII)   which concluded here on Saturday.
He highlighted the importance of  Industrial Energy Efficiency  and suggested  wastage recovery needs to drastically acelerate. he was quite happy with the success of the PAT (Perform, Achieve and Trade) scheme by BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency), Dr Mathur added.
Vanitha Datla, Chairperson, CII Telangana shared initiatives of CII  to promote energy efficiency in India.
Dr.Naushad Forbes, President Designate-CII, Chairman, Energy Efficiency Summit, 2015 felt, “We should aim to reduce the energy consumption by 10 % and energy growth by 20%. To further accelerate the energy efficiency movement, Dr Forbes suggested creating an internal EnCon (Energy Conservation) fund. The fund can be created by internally putting a “premium” on fossil fuel based energy. He added that CII will pilot this initiative in member companies. Adopting energy efficiency is good for bottom line, reducing emissions and sustainable environment. He also  pointed out  that, in the  last few years energy efficiency has improved by 3% and industrial output has increased by 4%, so there is overall 1% improvement in energy efficiency. “
Kirit Somaiya, Member of Parliament & Chairman, Parliament Committee on Energy, in his address  said: “We have many success stories in India and it can be shared with the World and India should work towards attaining a global leadership position by 2022”.

 Mohan Reddy of the NASSCOM felt, that the energy consumption of industries had been the lowest this year compared to the last 15 years.

Purushothaman Ravichandran, President, Danfoss Industries Pvt. Ltd.,  highlighted the importance of technology to achieve energy efficiency.

About 127 energy efficient companies   received Energy Effi8ciency awards.These companies reported total annual savings of Rs 1165 Crores by implementing 969 projects which has reduced electricity demand by 290 MW.
Arvind Kumar, Secretary, Industries & Commerce and Energy Department, Government of Telangana, shared initiatives promoted by the State Government to further energy efficiency. Telangana State will have an installed capacity of 20,000 MW by 2018 he said. Targets of the Government such as 5,000 MW target of Solar Power Projects in next 4 years, reducing the Transmission and Distribution losses to 12% from 16% in next few years were a few facets of this policy.
Dr Winfred Damn, Director, Indo-German Energy Programme, Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in his address highlighted with adoption of energy efficiency, we not only save money but it also results in improvement of products and its design. He added that various institutions like CII and GIZ should form Working Groups for knowledge, experience sharing and technology transfer.