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Measurement matrix is critical to enhance energy efficiency: Pramod Deo

“Optimal utilisation of energy is a very critical aspect of any business and government has reinforced this with the launch of PAT schemes for 8 energy intensive sectors to increase the energy efficiency in India. There is also a vast need to establish a measurement system for electricity supplied to agricultural sector to identify the area for saving. In the absence of a measurement matrix, it is very difficult to calculate the losses incurred,” said Dr. Pramod Deo, Chairman, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission while speaking on the 23rd ENCON award organised by Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL).
KBL, a global fluid management company, organised the event to promote the importance of energy conservation. 15 Kirloskar Group companies such as Kirloskar Brothers Limited, Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited, Kirloskar Pneumatics Company Limited and their subsidiaries participated in this award.
RR Deshpande, Executive Director of Kirloskar Oil Engines and mentor of ENCON said, “With the diminishing availability of energy resources, we at KBL have emphasized on the importance of energy conservation for years. The rising cost of energy will adversely impact the manufacturing businesses and hence Energy Conservation projects have become an integral part of the annual business plan for each & every company. In the last financial year, we have invested Rs 33 crore for the energy conservation projects which has resulted in Rs 20 crore of savings.”
ENCON award 2012 encouraged and recognized the efforts of 8 large and 7 small manufacturing units for efficient use of energy resources. The three leading winners who have made a significant contribution to the energy conservation were awarded certificates and trophies. Kirloskar Pneumatics Company Limited & The Kolhapur Steel Limited won special award for Best Innovative Project and Highest Return on Investment Project respectively.  Basant Gover was awarded the ENCON Person of the year.

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