Continued efforts towards energy consumption has led to a reduction of 38 % in specific energy consumption over the last four years
Tata Motors today announced that its manufacturing facility in Lucknow has minimised the use of non-renewable energy in its functions and processes with its consistent efforts. The company’s Lucknow plant has adopted an Energy Management System (EMS), which has ensured a substantial reduction of 38 % in specific energy consumption over the last four years. This plant is moving towards improving its energy efficiency by leveraging innovation, optimising operations, implementing energy-efficient technologies, adoption of energy conservation measures, use of renewable sources of energy, low-cost automation and introducing employee suggestion schemes.
The results of the implemented processes are measured by a meticulous system of energy monitoring and analysis through various audits and reports. These reports are used to track, analyse and reduce variations in energy consumption across the shops and departments by a dedicated energy management cell, the company said. It added that these effective analysis techniques have resulted in reducing the plant’s non-working day energy consumption by over 57 % from 33,000 kWh to 14,300 kWh, from FY 2018-19 to January 2020.
Tata Motors said such energy management practices have helped the Lucknow plant bag numerous energy-efficiency awards at the national and state levels. In addition, the plant is also exploring new avenues of open access solar power purchase, as well as enhancing in-house solar plant capacity through various other innovative applications. These include solar walkways, solar street lights, solar heating and electric vehicle charging station. It is also looking at achieving green energy through Bio-gas plant and by adopting other new renewable energy technologies planning to enhance the renewable energy contribution towards 100 %.
Pramod Choudhary, Plant Head - Tata Motors Lucknow, said environment protection features as a top priority agenda in the company’s business and has set the action plans for carbon emission control, energy conservation, water conservation, and waste management. The Lucknow plant has always been cognizant of the need for energy conservation and has been steadily making progress towards attaining 100 % renewable energy sourcing for all its operations by 2030, he added. Choudhary noted that Tata Motors has increased the share of renewable energy to over 16 % in the last two years by installing 4MWp capacity rooftop solar power plant in the plant premises. “We will continue to drive such innovative initiatives as our contribution to make this planet smarter and greener, thus attaining sustainable development.”