October 13, 2011

Tata Power undertakes energy audit in the industrial belt of Belgaum

Belgaum: Tata Power, India’s largest integrated private power player, as part of driving its energy conservation initiative across the country, is undertaking energy audits in the neighbouring small-scale industries of Belgaum’s industrial belt. During the month, Tata Power’s Belgaum employees volunteered and undertook an industrial visit to Jain Engineers, a small-scale industry in Belgaum.

Through these energy audits, Tata Power intends to communicate best practices to these businesses. This is being done by analysing and studying installed equipment and energy bills; surveying the operating conditions; understanding the building and its interactions with the weather, occupancy and operating schedules; selection and evaluation of energy-conservation measures and estimating energy saving potential at their manufacturing facilities.

Speaking on the initiative, Balaraja Bhat, head, Belgaum plant, Tata Power, said, “We at Tata Power strongly believe that imparting best practice to customers as well as industrial colleagues will help in reducing their energy bills and enhancing their operational efficiencies. The energy audits are aimed at helping manufacturing setups understand the shortcomings that are prevailing in their facilities, rectify them in time for better management of resources, thereby increasing profitability. Going forward, we intend to extend this initiative to many more such establishments and aid them in the best possible manner.”

The energy audit includes a broad spectrum of energy studies ranging from a quick walk-through of a facility, to identifying major problem areas, and to a comprehensive analysis of the most cost-effective energy-conservation opportunities. In the last several decades, the demand for industrial energy audits has increased due to awareness on cost savings on energy costs and its link to environment conservation.

Apart from energy audits, Tata Power has implemented several school- and community-contact programmes in Belgaum, specifically in the area of environment education and energy conservation. The company had recently organised an energy-conservation camp in Belgaum under the aegis of its national energy conservation programme called Tata Power Club Enerji.

Club Enerji camps have witnessed participation from a large section of students who are educated and engaged through fun-filled interactive sessions supported by quiz competitions and games. The winners of the activities are recognised and rewarded through certificates and attractive prizes.