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"Indian industry has a lot to share to the World on Energy Management"
"Need for accelerated Mission on Waste Heat Recovery for Industrial Sectors"
CII Energy Efficiency Summit facilitates Industry go the Green way
"Energy Efficiency should be the duty & way of life" said Dr Kirit Somaiya, Hon'ble Member of Parliament & Chairman, Parliament Committee on Energy, while addressing the Delegates at the Inaugural Session of 14th CII Energy Efficiency Summit 2015. While highlighting the various initiatives of Government of India in improving Energy Efficiency, he 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". Dr Kirit Somaiya added that the Indian Industry has done very well and platforms such as Energy Efficiency Summit can be utilised for knowledge transfer and sharing of best practices.

Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) highlighted the success of Perform Achieve and Trade (PAT) Scheme and the impact the scheme has created on energy sector. He added that the Indian Cement and Fertilizer industry are among the most efficient in world, but other energy intensive sectors such as Iron & Steel, Paper need to improve their performance standard to become world's best. He mentioned that there is need for an accelerated program or mission to promote Waste Heat Recovery in industrial sectors. He added that by accelerated energy efficiency program in Iron and Steel sector, reduction of 20% in specific energy consumption is possible by 2030 and for paper sector it can be reduced by 50%.

Dr Naushad Forbes, President-Designate CII & Chairman, Energy Efficiency Summit 2015, highlighted that adopting energy efficiency is good for bottom line, reducing emissions and sustainable environment. He also highlighted that, in 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. He also added that to further accelerate the energy efficiency movement, industry should take targets to reduce specific energy reduction by at least 10% in the next five years. Dr Forbes also 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.

Mr Arvind Kumar, IAS, Secretary, Industries & Commerce and Energy Department, Government of Telangana, highlighted various initiatives taken by the State Government in promoting energy efficiency. He highlighted about time bound clearance facilitated through the recently launched Industrial Policy by the Government of Telangana. He also mentioned about the 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. With various initiatives being taken for energy efficiency and cleaner production, Mr Arvind Kumar underlined that the Telangana State will have an installed capacity of 20,000 MW by 2018.

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 institution like CII and GIZ should form Working Groups for knowledge sharing, technology transfer and experience sharing.

Mr Ravichandran Purushothaman, President, Danfoss Industries Pvt. Ltd., highlighted the importance of technology and innovations in achieving energy efficiency.

Ms Vanitha Datla, Chairperson, CII -Telangana State in her address highlighted the activities & initiatives of CII in promoting energy efficiency in the country.

Mr S Raghupathy, Executive Director- CII Godrej GBC delivered the concluding remarks.

4 September 2015

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