Odisha-based PSU Nalco Smelter bags National Energy Conservation Award
The Smelter Plant of National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), the Navratna PSU under Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India, has bagged the prestigious National Energy Conservation Award for the year 2011. Shri B.L. Bagra, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, NALCO, received the award from Shri Sushil Kumar Shinde, Union Minister of Power, during a function held today at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi, to mark the National Energy Conservation Day. The function was inaugurated by Prime Minister Shri Manmohan Singh.
NALCO’s smelter received the award for its contribution in energy conservation, primarily in reduction of DC energy and HFO consumption in Potlines and Baking Oven.
It may be mentioned here that NALCO has always paid importance to energy conservation through its operations at its plants and units. Going a step further, the company has also taken up some green initiatives to harness unconventional energy sources. In this line, NALCO is setting up a 50 MW Wind Power Plant in Andhra Pradesh with an investment of Rs.274 crore and is developing Kakarpar – 3 & 4 nuclear power project in Gujarat jointly with Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) at an estimated project cost of Rs.11,450 crore.