New Delhi:A unit of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP), was awarded the top prize in the National Energy Conservation Awards 2013, in recognition of ‘systematic and serious efforts made by BSP for efficient utilization and conservation of energy during the last two years.’ Chairman SAIL Mr C.S. Verma received the award from President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee, in the presence of Union Minister of State for Power Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia at Vigyan Bhavan here yesterday.
Instituted by the Ministry of Power, the awards are based on stringent evaluation criteria and adjudged by an eminent panel of industry experts under the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE). From a pool of nine other participants, SAIL BSP was chosen for the award for achieving a savings of 2.92% in electrical energy consumption, 1.74% in thermal energy consumption, and an overall reduction of 3.1% in specific energy consumption in 2012-13 over the previous year. Various departments of the Plant came together to ensure judicious distribution of resources, maximization of internally generated by‑product gases and reduction in consumption of purchased fuels.
SAIL Chairman Mr CS Verma receiving the National Energy Conservation Award 2013 from President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, on December 16, 2013. Union Minister of State for Power Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia can also be seen in the picture.