Dec 22, 2016

Engergy Conservation is equal to Energy Production - Shri A.K.Gupta, AGM/SCR


Conserving the energy is not o­nly saving but also equal to production of energy, South Central Railway is strictly following these principles and obtaining positive results said Shri A.K.Gupta, Addl. General Manager, South Central Railway.
Speaking at a seminar organised as part of the observance of National Energy Conservation Week today i.e., 21st December, 2016 at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad, Shri A.K.Gupta stated that focus is being given o­n the use of renewable energy sources at stations/service buildings etc., use of star labelled electrical equipments, LED based lighting systems, use of energy efficient
Pumps, energy efficient fittings to enhance the efficiency of energy utilization o­n SCR. He also wanted implementation of innovative methods and systems which would save electrical energy and contribute towards reduction of Carbon foot print to arrest climate change.
Shri Gupta emphasised that SCR is strongly committed to the cause of energy conservation and the same has been exemplified by the fact that SCR has bagged Nine prestigious National Energy Conservation Awards for the year 2016 from the Ministry of Power, Govt. of India. The awards were recently presented by Shri Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy at a function held at New Delhi.
Shri John Thomas, Chief Electrical Engineer, SCR informed that SCR has implemented several new initiatives o­n both electric traction and non-traction areas. o­n traction side guidelines have been issued o­n regeneration, coasting, judicious application of brakes etc. Loco pilots are advised to use Multiple Loco power o­nly o­n those sections where it is required, after achieving maximum permissible speed. All these measures have resulted in saving of 59.11 Million Units of power and Rs. 39.84 Crore during the financial year 2015-16.

Shri S.K.Agarwal, Chief Electrical General Engineer , Shri A.A.Phadke, Chief Electrical Loco Engineer made presentations o­n the various Energy conservation methods being implemented o­n South Central Railway.

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