Vedanta Limited, Aluminium & Power Business’s Lanjigarh unit is conferred with the ‘Excellent Energy Efficient Unit’ award at the CII’s 20th National Award for Excellence in Energy Management 2019. The unit achieved its best process efficiency in FY19 and registered the lowest energy consumption in the refinery’s history. This resulted in the lowest greenhouse gas (GHG) emission in Lanjgarh unit’s history, in the process of creating a global benchmark for a coal-fired refinery.
Acknowledging the recognition, Rakesh Mohan, COO – Vedanta, Lanjigarh unit said, “The award bears testimony to some of our advanced energy efficiency practices aimed at reducing Specific Energy Consumption (SEC) and cost. Vedanta is committed to upholding sustainable practices in its operation with the highest energy-efficient standards. We believe our efforts will help us create a sustainable future for our community and environment.”
Vedanta has undertaken digital transformation to create efficiency, productivity, adaptability, and sustainability across the value chain. Vedanta’s Specific Energy Consumption (SEC) has shown a tremendous reduction in the past years after the company implemented several energy-saving projects. Some of the notable projects include the use of renewable energy resources initiatives that sees the utilization of solar panels to generate electricity and the conversion of waste material into fuel through our biogas plant.
The CII annual forum recognizes companies, engaged in energy-efficiency initiatives, that adopt best practices and utilize technological benefits to improve their daily operations.