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EC (Energy Conservation) Act 2001 has been in force since March 2002, indicating that energy conservation is a high priority area for the Government of India. Under the mandate of the EC Act, BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) is the nodal agency for implementation of policy programme and to implement various activities contained in the EC bill to provide momentum to the energy efficiency actions in the country.

TERI-Bangalore is one of the few organizations known for promoting energy efficiency practices for Indian industries. These activities commenced with the initial support from Indo-EC Project way back in 1990. During the last 15 years, the Industrial Energy Group at TERI-Bangalore has grown as a ‘specialist organization’ dealing with concerted programmes, covering several main elements of the industrial energy with emphasis on promotion of energy efficiency improvement concepts and practices falling under—consultancy, training and research, and information dissemination.



Thrust areas

Comprehensive audits of all sectors of industries:
   - Energy (thermal & electrical)
   - Water
   - Power quality
   - Electrical safety
Capacity building
Practical energy audit programmes, education, information dissemination, and awareness building programmes for industrial engineers/managers/top management
Demonstration of projects for new energy efficient technology applications
Scrutiny of the green field projects for incorporation of efficiency parameters at design stage itself
Studies covering unique/special studies focusing on the problem faced by the industries


Major activities

Comprehensive Energy Audit covering analysis of major equipments performance for energy efficiency, data analysis and advise on improvement possible
Conduct workshop/training/coaching programme for various levels of plant personnel and also for those appearing for national level exams of energy manager /energy auditors
Assistance in implementation of energy efficiency project and development of Industry specific ‘Energy Management Action Plan’
Devising specific energy consumptive figures for bench marking.
Advice on corporate energy related studies

(For more details please view major projects section)



One among the first few Institutions in the country to commence activities in the sphere of energy efficiency
One of the largest group of qualified full time auditors having exposure/experience to deal with various techniques required in evaluating energy efficiency for all types of equipment/systems
Multi-disciplinary group of professionals—most of them intensively trained for advanced energy audit techniques in Germany
Completed 750 comprehensive energy audits, including at least 150 ‘energy intensive industries’ as listed by BEE
Only Institution in India to own a wide array of the latest, most accurate, sophisticated, and portable instruments worth more than Rs 300 lakhs for measurement of electrical, mechanical, and thermal parameters
Developing and utilizing ‘group of essential software', which aids the optimizing/energy saving techniques
‘Temporary Accreditation’ as ‘Energy Auditor’ of BEE and also listed as ‘Energy Auditor’ by several state nodal agencies such as, TNEB (Tamil Nadu Electricity Board), MEDA (Maharashtra Energy Development Agency) and GEB (Gujarat Electricity Board)
Winner of awards for ‘Best Energy Auditor’ and ‘Best Performance Improvement Award’ of PCRA (Petroleum Conservation Research Association) for the last three years.

During the year 2008/09, the group has undertaken several major international projects like
SIDA / World Bank, Uganda Assignment - Energy auditing for National Water and Sewerage Corporation facilities, Universities, Public buildings and Public Hospitals, Industries and Hotels, Public Schools and Colleges, Police buildings, and KCC street lighting
Energy Audit Services for Water and Sanitation Utilities in Sub-Saharan African Water utilities Accra and Addis Ababa cities, funded by UN-HABITAT Office / UNON
World Bank- Afghanistan - Study on Energy Savings Opportunities in Large Buildings for Afghanistan
Energy Efficiency Assessment (Audit) Study, Colombia funded by International Financial Corporation (IFC), World Bank Working Groups


Professional capabilities

High level of audit probing skills, technical knowledge, and analytical capabilities of professionals
Online field data collection using sophisticated, portable, microprocessor based instruments
Report quality is of high standard covering present status, relevant observations, analysis, and recommendations
Scope for self-development skills and access to international developments/literatures for professionals.
Sectoral/area wise panel of experts also share their knowledge on energy audit approaches.



The group has brought out best practise/energy efficiency manuals.

Equipment specific – electrical system, pumps, compressed air, lighting, furnaces, boilers, and steam generation
Industry specific – foundry and forging, steel re-rolling, iron and steel, glass, and brewery industry.


Select clients

Private sector:
ACC Ltd, Bajaj Auto Ltd, Baroda Rayon Corp., Bharat Fritz Werner Ltd, Bharat Shell Ltd, Bhoruka Steels Ltd, Binani Glass Ltd, Binani Zinc Ltd, Bombay Dyeing & Mfg. Co. Ltd, Brooke Bond India Ltd, Chemfab Alkalis, Chettinad Cements Ltd, Chitavalsa Jute Mills, Cipla Ltd, Citurgia Bio-chemicals Ltd, EID Parry India Ltd, Electric Lamp Manufacturers (I) Ltd, ESCORTS Ltd, GKW Ltd, Gokak Mills Ltd, Graphite India Ltd, Himatsingka Seide Ltd, L&T (Larsen & Toubro ) Ltd Hazira, Indian Aluminium Co. Ltd, ITC Ltd, J K White Cement Works, Jindal Aluminium Co. Ltd, Kesoram Cement Ltd, L&T Cements, K B D L, L & T Ltd Powai, Manekgarh Cements, Mysore Breweries Ltd, Nirlon Ltd, Panyam Cements & Minerals Industries, Paper plants at Vapi, PEFCO Foundry, Punjab Alkalis & Chemicals Ltd, Reliance Industries Ltd, Seshasayee Paper Boards Ltd, Star Paper Mills Ltd, Sunflag Iron & Steel Ltd, Taj Group of Hotels, Titan Industries Ltd, TTK Prestige Ltd, United Breweries Ltd, Voltas Limited, Wipro Ltd

Public sector:
Bangalore Water Supply & Sewerage Board, Bharat Earth Movers Ltd, Bharat Electronics Ltd, Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, Hindustan Newsprint Ltd, Hindustan Zinc Ltd, HPCL, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, Indian Telephone Industries Ltd, KAVIKA (Karnataka Vidyut Karkhane), Kerala Water Authority, KPTCL, KSIC, Kudremukh Iron & Ore Co. Ltd, Mysore Paper Mills Ltd, Mysore Sugar, National Aluminium Company Ltd, National Fertilizers Ltd, National Mineral Dev. Corp. Ltd, Northern Coalfields Ltd, Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd, Tamil Nadu Petro Products, Wheel & Axle Plant

Multinational companies:
ABB Ltd, Bharat Fritz Werner Ltd, Britannia Industries Ltd, Delphi Automotive Systems Ltd, E-Merck India Ltd, FAG Precision Bearings Ltd, GE – BE Ltd, HPCL, IBM India Ltd, L & T John Deere Ltd, MICO Ltd, Molex India Ltd, Rain Calcining Ltd, Toyoto Kirloskar Motor Ltd, Volvo India Limited, WIDIA India Ltd, Wipro GE Ltd

Sector-wise list of clients

   - Automobile Sectors
     Delphi Automotive Systems, Hyundai Motors India Limited, Tamil Nadu; L & T John Deere, Pune;
       MICO, Bangalore; Royal Enfield Ltd, Chennai; Volvo India Pvt. Limited, Bangalore

   - Buildings /Hotels
     Diana Hotels Ltd; Hindustan Level, Unilever (R&D) Centre, Bangalore; Le Royal Meridian, Chennai; Taj        Connemara Hotel; Taj Coromandel Hotel; Taj West End Hotel; TIFR, Mumbai; Voltas Ltd; Sagar, Mumbai

   - Cement Plants
     ACC Limited—Madukkarai, Wadi, Lakheri, Chaibasa, Gagal, Chandrapur Works; Chettinad Cements       Corporation, Dindigul; L & T Ltd—Arakonam, Jharsiguda, Durgapur, Awarpur, Hirmi, Hazira

   - Engineering
     ITI, HAL, & BEL, Bangalore; Godrej Appliances, Mumbai; L & T Limited, Powai; Lakshmi Metal Works,       Coimbatore; MICO, Bangalore; Sterlite Industries (India) Limited, Tuticorin; Tat BP Solar, Bangalore; Titan       Industries Ltd, Hosur; Voltas Ltd, Dadra and Hyderabad

   - Fertilizer, Petro- Chemicals & Chemicals
     Berger Paints India Ltd, Kolkatta and Goa; Citurgia Bio-chemicals, Surat and Rishikesh; Hindustan Petroleum       Corporation. Ltd, Vishakapatnam; Mangalore Chemicals & Fertilisers Ltd, Mangalore; Rashtriya Chemicals        Ltd, Thal, Chembur; Tamil Nadu Petroproducts Ltd Lab, Chennai; Tata Chemicals Ltd, Mithapur, Gujarat

   - Food and Agro Based
     Britannia Industries Ltd, Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkatta; GMR (Sugar) Technology Ltd; ITC Limited, Munger        (Tobacco Division); Mysore Sugar Co., Ltd, Mysore; Nutrine Confectionary; Riddhi Siddhi Gluco Biols Ltd,         Gokak; Tata Tea Ltd, Bangalore

   - Glass and Ceramics
     AGI Glasspac Ltd, Hyderabad; BHEL, Bangalore and Jagdishpur; Binani Fibres Tiles, Binani; Maithan       Ceramic Limited, Jharkand; Murudeshwara Power Corporation, Hubli

   - Green Field Projects
     ITC-Bangalore (Devanahalli-Sunrise project); Brigade Group, Bangalore; Digital Global Soft Ltd; Godavari       Drinking Water supply –Vishakapatnam Municipal Corporation; Wipro Limited, Bangalore

   - Harmonic Audit
     ACC Ltd, Wadi; Aeronautical Development Agency, Bangalore; ITC Limited, Kolkatta; J K Cements, Rajasthan;       Kesoram Cements Ltd; Lapp India Ltd

   - IT Sectors / Data Centres
     AT & S Ltd, Mysore; Bharati Broadband Networks, Bangalore; Central Manufacturing Technology Institute;       Digital Global Soft; HP Ltd; HTMT Ltd; Intel Technologies Ltd, Bangalore; Progeaon Ltd, Bangalore; Sap Lab       India Ltd, Bangalore; Tata Elxsi Limited; Tata Teleservices Ltd, Bangalore; Wipro Ltd, Bangalore and Pune

   - Iron & Steel
     Balasore Alloys Ltd, Orissa; Bharat Ferro Ltd, Pune; Binani Zinc, Binani; GKW Ltd, Titlagargh; GMR        Technology & Industries Ltd, Srikakulam; Indian Aluminium Co. Ltd, Taloja, Belgaum, Hirakud, Chotmuri,        Lohardaga; Kudremukh Iron & Ore Ltd, Kudremukh and Mangalore; Indian Smelting & Refining Co., Ltd,        Bhandup and Thane; Jindal Vijayanagar Steel Ltd, Bellary; Magna Electro Castings Ltd, Coimbatore; Lakshmi        Machine Works, Coimbatore

   - Municipal Water Installations
     BWSSB (Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board), Bangalore; Kerala Water Authority, Kerala (Entire        State); Municipal Water Installations, Mysore, Bellary, Hubli and Dharwad, Tiptur and Arasikare, Dandli,        Bhatkal, Karwar, Sirsi, Mangalore, Belgaum, Gulbarga, Vishakapatanam, Kareemnagar; Municipal Water        Installations, Pune; TNUDF (Tamil Nadu Urban Development Fund) 25 ULBs (Urban Local Bodies)

   - Pharmaceutical
     Chemfab Alkalies Ltd., Pondicherri (Twice); Dr. Reddy Labs (BD#2, 5 & 6); E-Merk India Ltd., - Goa andTaloja ;      Tamilnadu Petro Products (EHC), Chennai

   - Power Plants
     GMR Power, Basin bridge, Chennai; JVSL, Toranaguallu; Maharashtra State Electricity board, Parli Station;        National Thermal Power Corporation, Farakka (CHP & CM); Reliance Industries Ltd, Surat & Pathalganga;        Tanir Bavi Power Plant Ltd, Mangalore

   - Pulp and Paper
     Aryan Paper Mills Ltd, Vapi, Gujarat; Daman Ganga Board Mills Ltd; ITC Bhadrachalam Paper Boards Ltd,       Bhadrachalam; J K Paper Ltd, Raigad; Mysore Paper Mills, Mysore; Nathani Paper Mills Ltd, Vapi, Gujarat;       Ruby Macons Limited, Vapi, Gujarat; Seshasayee Paper and Boards Limited, Erode

   - Textile & Synthetic Fibre
     Bombay Dyeing Ltd, Mumbai; Chandra Textiles, Erode; Chestlind Textiles Limited, Baglur, Tamil Nadu;        Forbes Gokak Ltd, Gokak; Gloster Jute Mills Ltd, Kolkatta; Madanapalli Spinning Mills, Madanapalli; Pioneer        Processing, Erode; Super Spinning Mills Ltd, Hindupur; Tulsyan NEC Limited, Doddaballapur; Varalakshmi  
      Jute Mills Ltd, Rajam  

     Magna Electro Casting

    - International Clients
      SIDA / World Bank, USA; UNON, Kenya / UN-Habitat; World Bank, Afghanistan

For more information on the activities of this Area, contact
Mr G R Narsimha Rao
Area Convener, Industrial Energy