ENERGY & POWER MANAGEMENT
The mission of Energy & Power Management area is to promote awareness among the industrial sectors and Municipal Bodies about the significance of energy conservation to achieve tangible savings in energy bills and to ensure lower costs of production. APITCO advices industry and local bodies in the endeavor to optimise energy use by extending expert services in energy audit and implementation, handhold agencies to harness cleaner and abundant renewable energy resources & escort services to entrepreneur in developing renewable energy projects; assists and advise Government Institutions plan and implement energy conservation plans. APITCO plays an active role in helping the Government in its efforts to bridge the gap between demand and supply of energy through planning and implementation of energy conservation programmes. The company has formulated DDG projects in several states. Programme, Plan and Policy formulation, evaluation and analysis are unique skills the staff possesses wherein key MNRE programmes were evaluated.
The energy auditing, efficiency & conservation activities include audits for small, medium & large industries, MSME clusters, buildings, and municipal bodies. The activities include thermal & electrical audits, technological audits, identification of efficiency & conservation measures and preparation of detailed project reports for each of the proposed interventions. The organization during previous three decades and more has been empanelled with various State Renewable Energy Development Agencies/State Nodal Agencies (SNAs) and also a Grade 2 - Energy Service Company (ESCO) and Accredited Energy Auditing Agency with the Bureau of Energy efficiency.
Industrial Energy Efficiency: The industrial energy efficiency is carried out in sectors SMEs viz. Pulp & Paper, Textiles, Steel, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Metallurgical, Cement, Food & Dairy, Glass, Rubber, Leather, Engineering, Sugar, Fertilizers, Power Plants, PVC/Polymer/Plastics, Mining etc.
MSME Clusters: In addition to the energy efficiency in industrial sectors, the organization has carried out EA in small industrial clusters viz. lime kiln, refractory, ice making, rice milling, sponge iron, foundry bulk drugs, pesticide, edible oil, electroplating, clay fired bricks, textile etc.
Buildings: Energy auditing & conservation in buildings is one of the areas where the organization undertakes studies for hospitals, commercial complexes, hotels, museums, government buildings, residential buildings, etc.
Municipal Energy Studies Conservation: Municipal energy studies include auditing and efficiency in water pumping, water treatment & distribution, sewage treatment plants, and street lighting.
The organization is involved in carrying out GHG Assessment in establishing baseline and later carrying out post implementation monitoring to estimate the GHG reduction after implementation of appropriate measures for GHG reduction and removing barriers in energy efficiency for process improvements. In addition to GHG monitoring another activity carried out is Benchmarking of GHG reduction. GHG inventorization is also carried out by establishing online monitoring system for concentrated solar heat systems.
This product involves formulation of detail project report, feasibility studies and viability studies of renewable energy power production and renewable energy technology manufacturing. The renewable energy projects include solar thermal, solar photovoltaic, solar technology product manufacturing, small hydro power, biomass, biogas, geothermal, wind, biogas based power, waste-to- energy, concentrated solar heat projects, etc.
The organization is also empanelled with the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy for preparation of detailed project reports, master plans for solar cities and remote village electrification studies.
Key activities also include undertaking Project Appraisals for banks & financial institutions in biomass, small hydro, biomass assessment, poultry, MSW Waste-to-Energy Projects.
The organization has carried out evaluation of energy programmes, evaluation of energy efficiency programmes, re-formulation of energy programmes for the Government Ministries. Policy studies and formulation of accelerated programme development on renewable energy technologies for the country is another area the organization works for.
This involves organizing Training programmes, workshops and business meets in energy conservation, renewable energy, biofuels, and energy efficiency in industry and municipal areas. Capacity building in energy efficiency & conservation of local service providers, banks & financial institutions, ULB officers, SHG women, Line men, MSME cluster unit holders is carried out under the funding of government, multilateral DFIs.
Empanelled with the Ministry of Power under DDG programme, the product is executed for various state nodal agencies and State distribution companies. Similar to this with the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy the Organization has carried out identification of un-electrified Villages in various states.
The organization has implemented turnkey electrification works from concept to commissioning for government clients. Currently the PMC works for execution of Solar Photovoltaic based power plants are in progress for kW and MW scale Plants.
With the present growth and demand of renewable energy the organization has initiated handholding in renewable energy certification of projects and is also works related to trading of power in under access and accelerated Power Development.