Punjabenews: In a bid to ensure clean & green environment to the people by promoting energy conservation in the state, Punjab New and Renewable Energy Sources Minister Mr Aman Arora on Thursday felicitated government and private sector entities with State Energy Conservation Awards at Confederation of Indian Industrialists (CII) Northern Region Headquarters here.
Addressing the State Level Energy Conservation Day and Award function organised by Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA), Mr. Aman Arora said that Chief Minister S Bhagwant Mann led Punjab Government is making concerted efforts to make Punjab Carbon Neutral state and energy conservation is the focus area to abate greenhouse
gas emission to save environment.
Dependency on fossil fuels for power generation is high, which lead to pollution and environment hazards, said the cabinet minister while emphasizing that with the expansion of the industry and need of more infrastructure, the demand of power is increasing day by day so shifting from conventional power generation to renewable energy sources such as Solar, Hydel, Biomass is the need of the hour.
In the state of Punjab, he said, around 2150 MW capacity renewable energy projects have been installed which is about 16% of the total installed capacity. Out of which, 1200 MW capacity of Solar plants installed in the state.
Apart from this, Punjab has taken the lead to develop and notify Punjab Energy Conservation Building Code by amending National Energy Conservation Building Code for the composite climate zone applicable in the state. The implementation has started by incorporating in the building bye-laws. Considering 8% growth in up-coming new commercial buildings, 18 Million Units of electricity consumption will be reduced by using Punjab ECBC leads to 15 thousand ton carbon dioxide emission abatements which is equivalent to planting 6 lacs
trees per annum, he added.
Urging the people to use the energy judiciously, Mr Aman Arora stated that energy efficiency in the buildings is one of the key areas to save energy in commercial sector by adopting energy efficient design, building material and using Energy Conservation Building Code. He also appreciated the efforts of PEDA for taking initiatives in the field of Energy Conservation & Energy Efficiency.
Chairman PEDA Sh. H.S. Hanspal, emphasized upon the need of energy conservation and energy efficiency in the state to meet the gap between the demand and supply of power. He stressed to adopt renewable energy sources and use power judiciously adopting energy conservation & energy efficiency measures.
Chief Executive Officer PEDA Dr. Sumeet K. Jarangal highlighted the initiatives taken under energy conservation programs in the State. The awareness of energy conservation is being created through workshops / seminars, implementation of Energy Conservation Policies in Transport, Buildings, Industries sectors in consultation with various stakeholder departments, he added.
Earlier, PEDA has also signed MoU with 13 reputed Engineering Institutes / Universities for promoting innovative projects through Research & Development on Energy Conservation & Energy Efficiency. PEDA is also giving “State Recognition” to facilities/units who have taken extra efforts for Efficient Utilization, Management and Conservation of Energy during 2020-21 & 2021-22 in Punjab, said Dr. Jarangal.
On this occasion, the cabinet minister also inaugurated an exhibition organised for the visitors from various stakeholder departments / organisations regarding the use of Energy Efficient Materials in Buildings & Industries.
Director PEDA Mr. M.P. Singh thanked all the participants and urged to adopt energy conservation measures at their works and residences. Chief Architect Punjab Ms. Sapna & more than 200 participants attended this function.
Details of Energy conservation awards winners
Energy Intensive Industries (Designated Consumer) category (Textile)
1st Prize: M/s Vardhman Yarns and Threads Limited, Hoshiarpur
2nd Prize: M/s. Arihant Spinning Mills,Sangrur
Energy Intensive Industries (Designated Consumer) category (Pulp & Paper)
1st Prize: M/s. Khanna Paper Mills Limited, Amritsar
2nd Prize: M/s. Kuantum Papers Limited, VPO Saila Khurd, Tehsil Garhshankar (Hoshiarpur)
Manufacturing Enterprises category (Medium Scale)
1st Prize: M/s. Eastman Cast & Forge Limited,Ludhiana
2nd Prize: M/s. Auto International Ludhiana
Manufacturing Enterprises category (Large Scale)
1st Prize: M/s. Madhav Group, Patiala
2nd Prize: M/s. Hero Steels Limited, Ludhiana
Commercial (Government & Private) Buildings category (Offices)
1st Prize: M/s. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, Jalandhar
2nd Prize: M/s. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited Hoshiarpur
Educational Institutions (Government & Private) building category
1st Prize: M/s. Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
2nd Prize: M/s. Chitkara University, Rajpura Punjab
*Hospital Building Category*
1st Prize: M/s. Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Sangrur
2nd Prize: M/s. Max Super Speciality Hospital (A unit of Hometrail Buildtech Pvt. Ltd) Mohali
Energy Auditing Agency Category (BEE Certified Energy Auditors)
1st Prize: M/s. PGS Energy Services Pvt. Ltd, Chandigarh
2nd Prize: M/s. Namdhari Eco Energies Pvt. Ltd,Sirsa, Haryana