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BALCO Power Plants Win CII ENCON Awards 2021, Energy News, ET EnergyWorld

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Balconagar (Chhattisgarh): Bharat Aluminum Company Limited (BALCO), India’s iconic aluminum producer, received two 2021 CII Energy Conservation (ENCON) awards for best energy management in its power plants. BALCO’s 1200 MW power plant was declared winner of the State – Chhattisgarh with a 4.75-star certificate, and the 540 MW power plant also achieved a 4.25-star certificate in a large-scale category. . These achievements bear witness to BALCO’s efforts in terms of operational excellence.

Commenting on this significant achievement, Abhijit Pati, CEO and Director of BALCO, said, “At BALCO, we are committed to maximizing our energy conservation efforts. With such efforts, we aim to achieve the larger goal of creating a sustainable future for generations. to come and contribute to the rapid development of the nation. BALCO was one of the first to adopt smart technologies for increased operational efficiency, further enhancing the energy optimization, safety and productivity that we have meticulously promoted across the organization. Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) dimensions of sustainability to build a greener future and, therefore, actively explore innovations that can help reduce our carbon footprint as early as possible in the creation process. “

Sanjeev Duggal, Managing Director of NTPC GE Power Services Limited, congratulated BALCO on this prestigious recognition and said: “We are proud to be associated with BALCO and to work in partnership to achieve business goals, keeping in mind the principles of zero harm, zero waste. and zero rejection. Together, we will strive to ensure sustainable operations through effective energy management, safety and productivity practices. “

BALCO’s 1200 MW and 540 MW power plants have undertaken various innovative and improvement projects for energy conservation. A 33 KW solar power plant has also been installed to produce renewable energy. The factories also ensured 100% use of the waste water from the ETP, and nearly 8,000 Quality Circle and Kaizen projects were implemented. In its other energy saving efforts, BALCO has also reduced the power consumption of the Potline I from its aluminum foundry to become the best pot line in India and the Gulf countries in terms of fuel consumption. energy, considerably reducing its carbon footprint.

BALCO has received several awards and honors for its efforts to conserve the environment. BALCO won the Golden Peacock Award for Energy Efficiency’-2021, the ‘CII Energy Efficiency Award’ and the ‘Golden Peacock Sustainability Award’. The company has also won the “International Green Apple Award”, the “CII Energy Excellence Award”, the “Sustainable Business of the Year Award”, the “National Award for Excellence in Energy Management” and the “Global Energy and Environment Environment Award” in recent years.

BALCO is a subsidiary of Vedanta Limited, operating an aluminum smelter of 0.57 million tonnes per year in Korba, Chhattisgarh. It is part of Vedanta’s Aluminum Business, a division of Vedanta Limited, India’s largest aluminum producer, producing almost half of India’s aluminum, or 1.96 million tonnes in FY21. Vedanta Aluminum is a leader in value-added aluminum products that find critical applications in basic industries. With its world-class aluminum smelters, alumina refinery and power plants in India, the company is fulfilling its mission of stimulating emerging applications of aluminum as the “Metal of the Future” for a greener future.

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