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India Inc. achieves annual recurring energy saving of over Rs 3,800 crores
CII felicitates India's energy efficient companies at the 17th National Award for Excellence in Energy Management 2016
Providing a major impetus to the national Energy Conservation (EnCon) movement, today Ms Shobana Kamineni, President Designate, CII presented over 140 Indian companies with the National Award for Excellence in Energy Management 2016. (List of companies enclosed). Companies were awarded for setting new standards & benchmarks in energy management and also for developing innovative & futuristic energy management technologies with high replication potential.

Over the last two days, companies across various sectors including - paper, power, cement, building, metal, auto & engineering, chemical, pharma & fertilizer have shared their strategies, best practices, success stories on energy management and how it has resulted in conservation of resources and enhanced bottom-line. The two-day event provided an excellent platform to learn & share best practices on energy management.

Speaking at the occasion, Ms Shobana Kamineni, highlighted that energy management is one of the key focus areas of CII's 'India @ 75' agenda. Focusing on various aspects energy management will indeed go a long way in facilitating India become a developed country by 2022, she added.

Ms Meher Pudumjee, Chairperson, Energy Efficiency Summit 2016 highlighted that, as part of the National Award for Excellence in Energy Management 2016, CII has received over 260 filled-in questionnaires. These companies as a result of implementing over 8,735 projects have achieved annual recurring energy saving of over Rs 3,800 crores with an equivalent saving of 322 MW / annum, she added. This indeed is a significant achievement of Indian industry and CII would continue to work with all the stakeholders in further accelerating EnCon movement in the Country, underlined Ms Pudumjee.

Mr Ramesh Datla, Chairman, CII - Southern Region said that in days to come, Indian industry has to play a more important role in meeting India's Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), Make in India campaign and other National and State programmes. Indian industry should continue to forge new partnership and explore innovative & futuristic ways of optimization of resources, he highlighted.

Mr Purushothaman Ravichandran, President, Danfoss Ltd highlighted how technology providers are playing a catalytic role in taking forward the energy conservation movement in the country.


24 August 2016

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