BALCO’s Power Plants Win CII ENCON Awards 2021
Balconagar (Chhattisgarh) [India], December 2: Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (BALCO), India’s iconic aluminium producer, has been conferred with two CII Energy Conservation (ENCON) Awards 2021 for best energy management at its Power Plants. BALCO’s 1200MW power plant has been declared as State Winner – Chhattisgarh with 4.75 Star rated certificate, and the 540MW Power Plant has also procured 4.25 Star rated certificate in a large scale category. These achievements stand testimony to BALCO’s endeavors in operational excellence.
On this important achievement, Mr. Abhijit Pati, CEO and Director, BALCO, said, “At BALCO, we are committed to maximizing our efforts of energy conservation. With such efforts, we aim to achieve the larger goal of creating a sustainable future for the generations to come and contributing to the expeditious development of the nation. BALCO has been an early adopter of smart technologies for heightened operational efficiencies, which further bolsters energy optimization, safety, and productivity that we have meticulously fostered across the organization. We are dedicatedly driving the Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) dimensions of sustainability for building a greener tomorrow and, therefore, are actively exploring innovations that can help reduce our carbon footprint as early as possible in the creation process.”
Mr. Sanjeev Duggal, Managing Director of NTPC GE Power Services Limited, congratulated BALCO on the prestigious recognition and said, “We are proud to be associated with BALCO and work in partnership to achieve business goals, keeping in mind the principles of zero harm, zero waste and zero discharge. Together we will strive for sustainable operations through effective practices of energy management, safety and productivity.”
BALCO’s 1200 MW and 540 MW Power Plants have undertaken various innovative and improvement projects for energy conservation. A solar plant of 33 KW has also been established to produce renewable energy. The plants have also ensured 100% utilization of ETP discharge water, and almost 8000Quality Circle and Kaizen projects have been implemented. In its other energy-saving endeavours, BALCO has also reduced power consumption in Potline I of its aluminium smelter to become the best potline in India and Gulf countries in power consumption, significantly reducing its carbon footprint.
BALCO has been the recipient of various awards and accolades for its environmental conservation efforts. BALCO has won the Golden Peacock Award for Energy Efficiency’- 2021, ‘CII Energy Efficiency Award’, and ‘Golden Peacock Sustainability Award’. The company has also bagged ‘International Green Apple Award’ ‘CII Energy Excellence Award’, ‘Sustainable Business of the year Award’, ‘National Award for Excellence in Energy Management’ and ‘Energy & Environment Global Environment Award’ in recent years.
BALCO is a subsidiary of Vedanta Limited, operating a 0.57 million tonne per annum aluminium smelter in Korba, Chhattisgarh. It is part of Vedanta’s Aluminium Business, a division of Vedanta Limited, India’s largest producer of Aluminium, producing almost half of India’s Aluminium i.e., 1.96 million tonnes in FY21. Vedanta Aluminium is a leader in value-added aluminium products that find critical applications in core industries. With its world-class Aluminium Smelters, Alumina Refinery and Power Plants in India, the company fulfils its mission of spurring emerging applications of aluminium as the ‘Metal of the Future’ for a greener tomorrow.
About Vedanta Limited:
Vedanta Limited, a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Limited, is one of the world’s leading Oil & Gas and Metals companies with significant operations in Oil & Gas, Zinc, Lead, Silver, Copper, Iron Ore, Steel, and Aluminium & Power across India, South Africa and Namibia. For two decades, Vedanta has been contributing significantly to nation-building. Governance and sustainable development are at the core of Vedanta’s strategy, with a strong focus on health, safety, and the environment. Vedanta has put in place a comprehensive framework to be the ESG leader in the natural resources sector. Vedanta is committed to reducing carbon emissions to zero by 2050 or sooner and has pledged $5 billion over the next 10 years to accelerate the transition to net-zero operations. Giving back is in the DNA of Vedanta, which is focused on enhancing the lives of local communities. The company’s flagship social impact program, Nand Ghars, have been set up as model Anganwadi focused on eradicating child malnutrition, providing education, healthcare, and empowering women with skill development. Under the aegis of the Anil Agarwal Foundation, the umbrella entity for Vedanta’s social initiatives, the Vedanta group has pledged Rs 5000 crore over the next five years on social impact programmes with a thrust on nutrition, women & child development, healthcare, animal welfare, and grass-root level sports. Vedanta and the group companies company have been featured in Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2020, and was conferred Frost & Sullivan Sustainability Awards 2020, CII Environmental Best Practices Award 2020, CSR Health Impact Award 2020, CII National Award 2020 for Excellence in Water Management, CII Digital Transformation Award 2020, ICSI National Award 2020 for excellence in Corporate Governance, People First HR Excellence Award 2020, ‘Company with Great Managers 2020’ by People Business and certified as a Great Place to Work 2021. Vedanta’s flagship Nand Ghar Project was identified as the best CSR project by the Government of Rajasthan. Vedanta Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange.
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About Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (BALCO):
Bharat Aluminium Company (BALCO) is a subsidiary of Vedanta Limited, operating a 0.57 million tonne per annum aluminium smelter in Korba, Chhattisgarh. It is part of Vedanta’s Aluminium Business, a division of Vedanta Limited, which is India’s largest producer of Aluminium, producing almost half of India’s Aluminium i.e., 1.96 million tonnes in FY21. Vedanta Aluminium is a leader in value-added aluminium products that find critical applications in core industries. With its world-class Aluminium Smelters, Alumina Refinery and Power Plants in India, the company fulfils its mission of spurring emerging applications of aluminium as the ‘Metal of the Future’ for a greener tomorrow.
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