Contributing to Energy Saving: Recognition to UNDP
S.N. Srinivas, Programmme Officer with UNDP India has been awarded the Hitech’s 2014 India’s Leading Energy Saving Expert Award for his contribution to energy saving in the steel sector. The Award was presented by HITEC India, a non-profit organization that aims to promote IT solutions, next generation networks and enabled services to India. The Awards recognize experts across industrial sectors that have made a significant contribution to using technologies to address the complex problems facing industry and Government in India.
Dr. Srinivas’s Award recognizes his contribution through a UNDP and Ministry of Steel partnership to catalyse power savings in the steel sector and expand energy efficient technologies to other sectors.
Small-scale steel re-rolling mills produce 65 percent of long steel products in India which is the world’s fourth largest producer of steel. Typically associated with high levels of pollution and inefficient resource use, these units consume one percent of energy consumed in India. The partnership has demonstrated that units which have adopted a series of measures to improve energy efficiency can save energy costs by 25-30 percent and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent and has now been scaled up to 300 units across the country.