SCR held webinar as a part of Energy Conservation Week -14th to 21st December, 2020
Nature provides enough to satisfy everyman’s needs but not everyman’s greed, there is no energy crisis, the crisis is due to ignorance, we have to leave something for our next generation said Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, South Central Railway during the webinar on National Energy Conservation held at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad today i.e., 16th December, 2020 as a part of the Energy Conservation Week being celebrated on SCR. Shri Gajanan Mallya was the Chief Guest for the webinar and Shri Arun Kumar Jain, Additional General Manager, SCR presided over the function. All the Principal Heads of the Departments including Shri Somesh Kumar, Principal Chief Electrical Engineer, SCR also participated in the webinar.
National Energy Conservation Week is celebrated every year from 14th to 21st December as per the guidelines of Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and Ministry of Power, Government of India to create awareness and promote Energy conservation at all work places and establishments. This year due to pandemic situation prevailing across the country due to Covid-19, to commemorate National Energy Conservation Week, a webinar has been conducted.
Speaking on the occasion, the General Manager stated that the Zone has been recipient of 6 awards from CII during 21st National Energy awards for excellence in energy management 2020. It is also happy to note that SCR is the first zone across the Indian railways in introduction of Energy Neutral Stations towards adopting energy conservation measures. SCR is always ahead in implementation of energy conservation measures in both traction and non-traction wings and the zone is in the forefront in bringing the innovative concepts to make use of the renewable energy by installing solar roof, solar cover over platform and day light pipes, General Manager said. SCR is also ahead in installation of energy efficient gadgets, LED lighting, Brushless DC electric motor energy saving fans, inverter type AC’s etc. he added.
Shri Arun Kumar Jain while addressing the webinar stated that, SCR is pioneer in introduction of energy conservation initiatives such as implementation of 100% LED lighting at all the Railway Stations, Establishment and Colonies, usage of BLDC fans, invertor type ACs, timers for street lights & pumps and sensors in the offices etc. He also stated that 5 buildings (viz., DRM office at Vijayawada, Secunderabad and Hyderabad, ETTC, Vijayawada and Lekha Bhavan, Secunderabad) across the zone obtained star rating by BEE.
Shri Somesh Kumar in his address stated that, presently SCR is generating around 7.2 MWp solar power. Further, there are plans to set up land based solar plants in the vacant land and also along the track under PPP mode. This will help in generation of power about 9.1 M Units per annum, resulting in saving of about Rs 4.86 crore per annum.