The sixth Energy Summit organised by Confederation of
Indian Industry (CII) and Godrej Green Business Centre
will commence on 28th October 2004. The five-day event
will focus on the energy conservation technologies.
the press, K Vasudevan, chairman, 'energy summit 2004'
said, "There is a potential to save energy costs
to the tune of Rs10,000 crore. The business potential
for energy conservation players is around Rs20,000 crore."
summit comprises three major events National
Award for Excellence in Energy Management, EnCon &
Renewable Energy Technology Meet and Oil & Gas Meet.
the first time in its history, the Energy Summit will
have an exclusive session on oil and gas sectors. "
The world over the focus now is on improving environment
management in exploration and refining in the oil and
gas sectors. The other aspects are fuel specifications,
upgrading the refineries and fuel for transportation,"
of the notable features of Energy Summit is the award
for energy efficient corporates. According to Vasudevan,
146 corporates have applied for the award this year.
"They have saved around Rs450 crore in energy costs."
number of corporates who apply for the CII's energy
conservation award is on the rise compared to earlier
years. Similarly companies belonging to diverse segments-pharmaceuticals,
petrochemicals, paper, metal, glass, foundry etc have
sent their claim for the award.
the past several years CII has been evangelising energy
conservation in cement sector, which has now emerged
as one of the most energy-efficient in the world. While
the world average of energy consumption to produce one
tonne of cement is 100 kWh the Indian industry average
is 95 kWh/t.
houses the most energy-efficient cement unit in the
world. The units consumes 69 kWh per tonne of cement
production," remarked Vasudevan.
S Raghupathy, senior director & head CII-Godrej
Green Business Centre, "We have taken a sectoral
approach for energy
conservation and later replicate the learnings in other
industries. Our present target is to make three Indian
power plants to be the world's most energy efficient."