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MSMEs must focus on Efficient & Innovative Technologies for Energy Conservation & Saving to Enhance the competitiveness – Deepak Saxena MD MP Urja Vikas Nigam in a webinar on Energy efficiency.

Industries can reduce the cost of production by using innovative techniques and tools in energy savings said Mr Deepak Saxena while speaking in a webinar on Energy Efficiency in MSMEs organized by MP Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd and PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 21 Sep 2020. Mr Deepak Saxena being a special guest of the program, apprised that MP Urja Vikas Nigam under the aegis of Bureau of Energy Efficiency India has taken various initiatives like; Ujala Scheme under which MPUVN has distributed 1,75,60,233 Energy Efficient LED bulbs (9 W) priced quite lucratively at INR 70/- per piece with 1 year of replacement warranty. We have also distributed LED tube lights (20 W) and 71 lacs energy efficient fans (50 W) at a price of INR 270/-per piece and INR 950/- per piece with a warranty of 1 year and 2.5 years respectively.

He was of the opinion that renewable energy can play a big role in achieving self-reliant India. Solar pumps have replaced costly and inefficient diesel and electric because of that farmers have been able to get better crop yield, said Mr Saxena.

Mr Rajesh Singhadia Director Empirical Exergy P Ltd and certified energy auditor while presenting on energy conservation stressed on the availing 50001 ISO certificate by MSMEs. He said that MSMEs should adopt Integration of solar energy and net metering policy in order to minimise the cost of energy in their units.

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Mr Ramakant Mishra Sr product Manager Crompton Greaves Power Ltd gave a detailed presentation on automation in AC motors to achieve the energy efficiency through Verified Frequency Drive. Internet of Things (IoT) can be used for better forecast, low inventory and optimise use of system, said Mr Mishra. He informed about various innovative products that are coming in the energy efficiency sector.

Mr P Shyam Sunder, Jt Director Bureau of Energy Efficiency Govt of India in his address asked industries participants to adopt energy efficient solutions and earn the benefits of various schemes of Govt to incentise those who are adopting these practices.

Dr Surendra Bajpai, Executive Engineer MP Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd in his remark briefed about various programs on Energy Conservation and Management in Industries. He informed that MPUVN has a team of certified and experienced Energy Auditors who provide services to industries. Apart from this, we as SDA have conducted a lot of Capacity building workshops on Demand Side Management (DSM), Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) and Energy Efficiency across the state informed Dr Bajpai. He apprised that Solar Pumps has increased the crop yield of farmers.

Mr Manoj Modi, MD Nobel Corrugators P Ltd while moderating the technical session said that both energy auditor and energy consultant are important to industries in order to achieve better results in energy savings. He suggested that for small units existing manpower should be trained to maintain the energy so as to save the cost of maintenance engineer. There is a need to regulate the EPC (engineer procurement consultants) to get better results in enhancing the roof solar plants in industries.

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Present were among other eminent speakers of the webinar, Mr Anil Kumar Choudhary Head Operations EESL and Mr Ajay Kumar Verma Energy Consultant and GM BHEL (Ret) who spoke about the innovative approach in energy efficiency.

Mr Pradeep Karambelkar Chairman PHDCCI MP extended hearty vote of thanks to all the dignitaries and participants.

Dr Yogesh Srivastav Principal Director PHDCCI New Delhi Moderated the inaugural session of the webinar.

The program was attended by more than 100 representatives from industries.