Vedanta Aluminium wins 2 first prizes for energy conservation
The NECA Awards witnesses participation by the best in business from across various critical industry sectors
Chandigarh: Vedanta Aluminium won two first prizes at the prestigious National Energy Conservation Awards 2020 (NECA 2020), for exemplary efforts in energy conservation through best-in-class practices, technology adoption and innovative solutions. Instituted by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Government of India, the NECA Awards witnesses participation by the best in business from across various critical industry sectors.
In a virtual award ceremony held on January 11, Vedanta Ltd’s Jharsuguda (Odisha) Smelter-I bagged ‘First Prize’ in Aluminium (Large) Sector while Vedanta Ltd., Lanjigarh (Odisha), was conferred with the ‘First Prize’ in Aluminium (Small) Sector. Both units have rolled out nearly 80 impactful initiatives over the past three years to scale-up energy efficiency at respective locations.
Ajay Kapur, CEO – Aluminium & Power and MD – Commercial, Vedanta Ltd., said, “Winning the coveted National Energy Conservation Awards has bolstered our commitment to emerge as the world’s best, lowest cost, most energy efficient and sustainable aluminium producer.”
Meanwhile, Vedanta Aluminium & Power’s business units have always been forerunners in the field of energy efficiency and sustainability. A part of Vedanta Limited, its India’s largest producer of aluminium, producing almost half of India’s aluminium or 1.9 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) in FY20, and is also one of the largest private power producers in the country. It is a leader in value-added aluminium products that find critical applications in core industries.