14 November, 2017, Outlook
Tata Motors Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Energy Efficiencies Services Limited (EESL) to achieve energy saving and resource conservation by implementing various energy efficiency initiatives across the company’s manufacturing facilities in India.
The energy efficiency programme will be implemented in Tata Motors’ manufacturing plants located at Pantnagar (Uttarakhand), Lucknow, and Pune in the first phase, and will be later extended to other facilities.
“Indian businesses are increasingly adopting energy efficiency measures and are significantly contributing to the efforts of the Government. This MoU is big step towards companies proactively adopting such simple yet effective measures,” said MD, EESL, Saurabh Kumar.
“We are proud to partner with Tata Motors and enable them to become efficient in their energy use across facilities. I am sure we will see more and more industries come forward the similar manner to be benefited by higher efficiency in their facilities and at the same time contribute to the country’s journey towards being a low carbon economy,” Kumar added.
“Tata Motors has always been at the forefront of energy conservation initiatives. By executing innovative and sustainable solutions such as re-cycling of treated effluents, hazardous waste management and rainwater harvesting, Tata Motors has optimized its operations and ensured optimum resource utilization. Collaborating with EESL is a step further in this direction,” said CEO and MD, Tata Motors Ltd., Guenter Butschek.
“By implementing energy efficient solutions, we are accelerating our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint in the form of lower greenhouse gas emissions, towards a cleaner future,” concluded Butschek.
The key highlights of the MoU between TML and EESL include implementation of energy efficiency projects through innovative financial models such as installation of smart meters, installation of energy efficient motors (IE3 type) in place of conventional motors, and installation/distribution of LED lights and energy efficient appliances across the facilities of TML, and supply-chain entities.
Moreover, the companies aim to create a cadre of energy professionals i.e. certified energy managers and auditors, and also impart technical training to plant executives on various topics pertaining to energy management, maintenance management, water management, and safety engineering.
EESL will undertake the complete upfront investment for the energy efficiency programme, with zero investment from Tata Motors. The overall implementation period for the programme will be two years.