Vedanta Aluminium dominates in CII Energy Excellence Award: Vedanta Aluminium, India’s largest producer of aluminium and value-added products, swept five awards at the prestigious 21st National Award for Excellence in Energy Management, held from 25-28th August 2020 in a virtual conclave and ceremony.
Vedanta Ltd., Lanjigarh, was conferred with ‘Excellent Energy Efficient Unit’ award for deploying processes that significantly improved energy efficiency in alumina refinery.
BALCO received ‘Excellent Energy Efficient Unit’ as well as ‘Innovative Project’ award for its best practices and breakthrough innovation in energy management.
Both smelters of Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda, were adjudged as ‘Energy Efficient Unit’ for streamlining and reducing energy consumption through sustained process improvements.
Instituted by the Confederation of Indian Industries , the award aims to catalyze innovation and adoption of practices for boosting energy efficiency of organizations, facilitating sustainable and energy-efficient growth of the Indian industry. In this edition of the award, more than 250 organizations hailing from different industry sectors like metal, power, cement, engineering, paper, automation, etc. had participated, of whom only 154 were selected for the jury round. Among the finalists, Vedanta Aluminium emerged as a significant contender in the ‘metals’ segment winning five coveted awards.
Ajay Kapur, CEO-Aluminium & Power, Vedanta Ltd., said, “These awards stand testimony to our persistent efforts in pushing the benchmarks of energy performance across our operations. It is our constant endeavor to adopt smart technologies to make our operations more efficient and sustainable in line with our ethos of zero harm, zero waste, zero discharge.”
Vedanta Aluminium & Power, a part of Vedanta Limited, is India’s largest producer of aluminium, producing almost half of India’s aluminium or 1.9 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) in FY20, and is also one of the largest private power producers in the country.