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With Climate Change, transition towards an energy efficient economy is highly imperative for the manufacturing sector, including Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), which account for a large part of the world’s consumption of resources. The MSME sector occupies a position of prominence in the Indian economy, contributing to more than 45% of the industrial output and 40% of the country's exports in value addition terms.

MSMEs, the critical growth driver of the Indian economy, play an important role in the context of energy-intensive industries. Although their individual energy consumption is rather low, their collective use is considerable. Lack of access to latest technologies make this sector vulnerable to energy security and competitiveness in global market. The poor energy and environmental performance are directly related to the lack of technical capacity in these enterprises to identify, access, adapt and adopt better technologies and operating practices.

National Programme on Energy Efficiency and Technology Upgradation of MSMEs

In 2007, to recognize the importance of MSMEs in promoting energy efficiency, ‘National Programme on Energy Efficiency and Technology Upgradation of MSMEs’ was flagged off by Bureau of Energy Efficiency. Lack of access to finance for MSMEs is one of the stumble blocks for implementing energy conservation measures and energy efficient technologies. With this cognizance, Bureau, under XII plan has implemented 21 pilot energy efficient technologies with financial assistance in 4 SME sectors. To aid the replication of these technologies across the sectors, cluster level entities (i.e. local service providers, industrial associations etc.) were also strengthened. To effectively manage the experience so generated and spreading the same nationwide, knowledge management products like case studies, audio visuals were also developed.

 

Due to continuous efforts of Bureau, SDAs and its stakeholders, MSMEs in India have started to shift from a traditional strictly cost and quality approach to energy efficiency, zero waste and reduced carbon emissions.

 

Current Activities

  • Further, for bringing more competitiveness and making this sector more energy efficient, it is quintessential to understand the consumption of energy and its flow within the facility along with the classification of energy usage and its relationship to processes and production outputs in present scenario. Thus, Bureau is conducting energy mapping of 10 sectors which will cover energy usage pattern, detailed analysis and technology gap analysis. Bureau has also developed more than fifty (50) multimedia tutorials on energy efficient technologies for more than twenty (20) sectors for knowledge transfer and thereby easy adoption of these technologies.
  • Bureau has also signed a MoU for joint implementation of the programme titled “Promoting Energy Security of MSME sector” with Office of DC, MSME during recently held National Conclave on Enhancing Energy Efficiency in MSME Sector. Implementation of this programme will start soon.

Although the energy saving potential is immense in this sector which BEE intends to unlock, there are quite a challenge faced by Indian SME entrepreneurs which are risk averseness, cumbersome documentation and lack of awareness/motivation. With the collective efforts of Bureau towards improving the energy performance, the current state of awareness, perception and responsiveness towards energy efficiency programmes for this segment has become the mainstream across the country.

Knowledge Management (BEE SME Programme)

  • National Conclave on Enhancing Energy Efficiency in MSME Sector

 

 Multimedia tutorials on Energy Efficient Technologies in MSME

Forging

Replacement of fossil fuel based forging furnace with Induction Heater

Forging

Replacement of Convention machine with Special Purpose Machine

Forging

Veenering in Heat Treatment Furnace

Steel re-rolling Mill

Installation of energy efficient pulverized coal feeding system

Steel re-rolling Mill

Furnace automation and control system

Sponge Iron

Installation of automation & control sytem for proper temperature and air flow control in rotary kiln

Sponge Iron

Replacement of conventional lining with mulite based lining in rotary kiln

General

Installation of economizer in boiler

General

Installation of air pre-heater in boiler

Sponge Iron

Installation of pre-heating kiln for raw material pre-heating

Steel re-rolling Mill

Hot Charging of Billets

General

Replacement of conventional motors with energy efficient motors

Ceramics

Installation of low thermal mass Cars in tunnel kiln for sanitory ware

Ceramics

Use of High Alumina in Ball Mills & Blungers

General

Replacment of reciprocating compressor with energy efficient screw compressor

Bricks

Process change from BTK firing to Zig-Zag Firing including installation of ID fans

Textile

Installation of back pressure micro turbine for power generation

Textile

Installation of PLC based automation and control system in Jet dyeing machine

Textile

Dye Liquor Heat Recovery System

General

Installation of automation & control system in boiler

General

Installation of condensate recovery system in indirect heating system

Chemical

Replacment of conventional horizontal agitator system with vertical agitator system

General

Replacement of conventional dryer / roasters with microwave / infrared / Radio Frequency dryer / roasters

General

Installation of Harmonic Filters

Chemical

Installation of Agitated Nutsche Filter Dryer

Foundry

Scrap processing for input to induction furnace

Foundry

Installation of IGBT based induction furnace (12 pulse)

Sponge Iron

Instllation of coal based gasifier in sponge iron plant

Seafood

Replace shell & tube condensers/ plate heat exchangers and cooling towers with evaporative condensers

Forging

Installation of recuperator in fuel fired forging furnace

Forging

Instllation of EE burners for forging furnace, Dryers and Roasters

Brass

Replacment of coal / LPG fired melting furnace with IGBT based Induction furnace

General

Installation of Real Time Monitoring System

Foundry

Installation of energy efficient shell baking furnace (investment casting)

Foundry

Insttalation of lost foam casting

Glass

Energy Efficient Glass Baking

Cold Storage

Replacement of old traditional refrigeration system with efficient direct drive ammonia compressor and inverter based refrigeration system

Ice Making

Installation of tube ice plant

Refractory

Replacement of downward draft kilns with tunnel kilns

General

Replacement of conventional pumps with energy efficient pumps

General

Installation of APFC and servo voltag stabilizers

General

Insttalation of compressed air control system

General

Application of Internet of Things in MSME processes.

General

Installation of energy efficient compressed air line (ring main system) including installation of HDPE  lines

Tea

Installation of automation and control system for withering

Steel Induction Furnace

Ladle Pre-heating

Paper

Installation of energy efficient vaccum pump

Dairy

Installation of solar thermal for steam generation

General

Installation of waste heat recovery from compressor

General

Installation of waste heat recovery from chiller (desuperheater)