JHARSUGUDA: Efficient management of available energy resources has been one of the major thrust areas of Vedanta’s operations across the World. Adding feather to its rich collections of awards and accolades over the years, Sesa Sterlite’s Aluminium Smelter Plant, Jharsuguda has been awarded the 1st Prize in the prestigious “National Energy Conservation Awards -2014” in Aluminium sector of India.
The Award is for exhibiting and discharging its commitment towards the cause of environmental conservation, focusing on superior energy management. Mr.Abhijit Pati, President & COO, Sesa Sterlite (SSLT) received this award from Mr.Piyush Goyal, Honourable Union Cabinet Minister for Power and Coal, during “National Energy Conservation Day Celebrations” on 14 Dec 2014 organized by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) , Ministry of Power,Government of India at New Delhi.
Ministry of Power awards different companies for creating benchmarks in energy conservation on ‘The National Energy Conservation Day’ every year. BEE evaluates the energy consumption data and shortlists companies. These shortlisted organizations are audited by Ministry of Power, Government of India. Based on their recommendations, the energy conservation award is decided.
This is for the second successive time SSLT, Jharsuguda Aluminium Smelter Plant has been recognised by Government of India for its commitment towards energy conservation. SSLT has undertaken many energy conservation initiatives for achieving benchmark energy efficiency by implementing innovative projects such as pot cell voltage reduction by lining design change and fuel oil consumption reduction by process optimisation. SSLT has also adopted best in class practices and Energy Management Systems which include ISO:50001. In the field of energy conservation, this year, SSLT’s Jharsuguda Aluminium Smelter Plant also received many National and International awards which includes the ‘Excellent Energy Efficient unit’ award from CII and ‘Best Energy Efficient project realised abroad’ in ENES’2014 organised by Ministry of Energy,Government of Russia.
About Sesa Sterlite Limited (Formerly known as Sesa Goa Limited)
Sesa Sterlite Limited (SSLT) is one of the world’s largest diversified natural resources company, whose business primarily involves exploring and processing minerals and oil & gas. SSLT produces oil & gas, zinc, lead, silver, copper, iron ore, aluminium and commercial power and has a presence across India, South Africa, Namibia, Ireland, Australia, Liberia and Sri Lanka. Sustainability is at the core of SSLT’s strategy, with a strong focus on health, safety and environment and on enhancing the lives of local communities. SSLT is a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Plc, a London-listed company. SSLT is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange in India and has ADRs listed on the New York Stock Exchange.