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 25-28 August 2020 in a virtual conclave and ceremony.
Vedanta Aluminium won in the following categories:
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 (CII), 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.
Speaking about the award, Ajay Kapur, CEO-Aluminium & Power, Vedanta Ltd., said, “These awards stand testimony to our persistent efforts 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 sustainablein line with our ethos of zero harm, zero waste, zero discharge. As we produce top quality aluminium, the green metal, to boost India’s self-reliance in sectors of critical importance – from space exploration to rural electrification, we are also committed to emerge as the most energy efficient aluminium producer globally, fulfilling our responsibility towards creating a more sustainable world.”