GKEL achieves ISO Certification for Energy Management

India CSR News Network

BHUBANESWAR: GMR Kamalanga Energy Limited (GKEL) has achieved ISO 50001: 2011Certification for Energy Management System from ISO-accredited certification body SGS. GKEL was certified aftersatisfying a rigorous, external audit programme and demonstrating an ongoing commitment to efficient useof energy to further reduce the environmental impact of its activities.

“It is a matter of great pride for us to receive ISO 50001:2011 certification for Energy Management in Power Generation. The certification is an evidence of implementation of new energy-efficient technologies and management of energy resources adopted by GKEL. We are proud to have blazed a trail in energy performance and fuel efficiency in Power Generation,” said Ramesh R Pai, Chief Operating Officer, GKEL.

GKEL operates 1050 MW thermal power plant at Kamalanga in Dhenkanal district. GKEL is already Certified for ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 18001 (IMS Certification) by SGS. The ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management System is a recognised standard that provides a framework for organisations to control, maintain and improve energy management system.

The purpose of the ISO 50001 standard is to enable organisations to establish the systems and processes necessary to improve energy performance, including energy efficiency and consumption. The implementation of this standard will lead to reductions in energy consumption, costs and other related environmental impacts, through systematic management of energy.