ISC recently launched the Clean Energy Accelerator component of our India EHS+ Center program.
The EHS+ Center provides environment, health, safety, and energy efficiency training and technical support to factories. The accelerator initiative is intended to speed adoption of energy efficiency practices in factories throughout the country through direct demonstration projects. A two-day training in Tirupur marked the start of the Accelerator, and the Times of India covered the event.
Tirupur: A two-day training programme to impart energy efficiency practices among boiler operators and electricians of textile…
Dyeing and bleaching units are one of the major energy consuming establishments in the knitwear industry. However, these units provide opportunities to reduce energy use by modifying operation processes and implementing new technologies….
“The Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC), a non-governmental organization, came forward to support us in finding solutions to the issue. With funding from the organization, we have conducted energy audits in five dyeing units and Arulprum CETP,” said B M Boopathi, the chief executive officer of DAT.
J Nagesh Kumar, the director of Centre for environment, energy and productivity, said, “The report suggested that the units could reduce up to 15% of energy consumption simply by modifying operation processes. Besides, 10% of electricity consumption could be reduced too, which would help the units save money. For instance, if a unit spends Rs 30 lakh per year for electricity, it could save Rs 3 lakh by using energy efficient equipment. This would also help to reduce consumption of water and fuel, which would diminish adverse effect on the environment.”
Clean Energy Accelerator Numbers
- Amount of deaths due to air pollution in India every year: 1.1 million
- Share of Indian manufacturing sector GHG emissions attributed to small and medium enterprises: 40%
- Planned growth of sector by 2022: 8%
- CEA’s target for direct GHG emissions reduction by 2030: 300,000 MTCO2e