Jamshedpur bags National Energy Conservation Award for the fourth consecutive year

Tata Motors-Jamshedpur has bagged the National Energy Conservation Award in automobile sector for 2005 -- for the fourth consecutive year. The scheme coordinated by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power recognizes industrial units that undertake extra efforts to reduce energy intensity and improve energy efficiency.

The Awards were presented by the President of India, Dr A P J Abdul Kalam at Energy Conservation Day function held on December 14, 05 at Vegan Bhawan in New Delhi. Mr A K Dua, GM (Technical) accompanied by Mr A K Patel, AGM (ES & C) and Mr Amarjit Singh, Sr Manager (Engineering Audit) received the award on behalf of Tata Motors. This year a total of 311 large and medium scale industrial units from 19 different sectors had applied for the award scheme.

Some of the major energy conservation initiatives undertaken by Jamshedpur include: Use of Variable Frequency Drives as a flow control strategy; Installation of energy efficient medium frequency furnace for melting, Installation of demand-side management system for compressed air; Installation of cost effective Rad Heat Tube Gas heating oven in place of electrical; Improved work practices and technical improvements in process; Creation of Energy Web on the Intranet and extensive use of the same by employees for energy monitoring and analysis. Energy savings of Rs 7.6 crores were achieved during 2004-05.