Saturday, December 12, 2015


Wastage of Today is Shortage of Tomorrow - Conserve Energy

Industrial Engineering eliminates waste of all resources.

National Energy Conservation Day is observed in India on 14th December.

India has an act in this area - The Energy Conservation Act 2001.

The Energy Conservation Act 2001 is implemented by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), a statutory body under Government of India. The act  envisages creation of cadre of professionally qualified energy managers and auditors with expertise in energy management, project management, financing and implementation of energy efficiency projects, as well as policy analysis.

National Certificate Examination for Energy Managers and Energy Auditors

Book I - General aspect of energy management and energy audit
Book II - Energy efficiency in thermal utilities
Book III - Energy efficiency in electrical utilities
Book IV - Energy performance assessment for equipment & utility systems

Download Material from the link

What is Energy Conservation?

Energy conservation means using less energy and avoiding excessive or wasteful uses.
Energy efficiency, on the other hand, means using less energy while getting the same results. Efficiency is therefore a subset of conservation; one way to conserve energy is to use it more efficiently.
The concept of doing more with less offers an approach that seems both feasible and affordable.

Sometimes the two concepts are distinguished by how the savings are achieved. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) says that “energy efficiency is technology-based” (compact fluorescent light bulbs, for example), while conservation “is rooted in behavior” (such as turning off unneeded lights). Moreover, the energy savings from efficiency are easier to predict, measure and especially to sustain, making efficiency easier to treat as an energy resource.1 This distinction, however, is not entirely clear cut; there are efficiency measures that rely on behavior, such as combining car trips to save gasoline.


Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, USA Materials


The document consists of seven appendices.
Appendix 1 describes the 95 ITP-supported technologies currently available commercially and their applications and benefits.
Appendix 2 describes the 132 ITP-supported emerging technologies likely to be commercialized within two or three years.
Appendix 3 describes 128 ITP-supported technologies used in past commercial applications, the
current benefits of which are no longer counted in this report.
Appendices 4 and 5 summarize the benefits of two ITP technical assistance activities: the Industrial Assessment Centers and the Save Energy Now initiative.
Appendix 6 summarizes the benefits of CHP systems attributed to DOE activities.
Appendix 7 describes the methodology used to assess and track ITP-supported technologies.

About DOE’s Industrial Technologies Program

The Industrial Technologies Program, through partnerships with industry, government, and non-governmental organizations, develops and delivers advanced energy effi ciency, renewable energy, and pollution prevention technologies for industrial applications. The Industrial Technologies Program is part of the U.S. Department of Energy╩╝s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

The Industrial Technologies Program encourages industry-wide efforts to boost resource productivity through a strategy called Industries of the Future (IOF). IOF focuses on the following eight energy and resource intensive industries:

• Aluminum • Forest Products • Metal Casting • Petroleum
• Chemicals • Glass • Mining • Steel

The Industrial Technologies Program and its Best Practices activities offer a wide variety of resources to industrial partners that cover motor, steam, compressed air, and process heating systems. For example, Best Practices software can help you decide whether to replace or rewind motors (MotorMaster+), assess the efficiency of pumping systems (PSAT), compressed air systems (AirMaster+), steam systems (Steam Scoping Tool), or determine optimal insulation thickness for pipes and pressure vessels (3E Plus).

Training is available to help you or your staff learn how to use these software programs and learn more about industrial systems. Workshops are held around the country on topics such as “Capturing the Value of Steam Efficiency,” “Fundamentals and Advanced Management of Compressed Air Systems,” and “Motor System Management.”

Available technical publications range from case studies and tip sheets to source books and market assessments. The Energy Matters newsletter, for example, provides timely articles and information on comprehensive energy systems for industry. You can access these resources and more by visiting the BestPractices Web site at industry/bestpractices or by contacting the EERE Information Center at 877-337-3463 or via email at

Metal Casting Industry

Metal casting industry report - 2004

Search results for aluminum industry - very interesting information from the site.



                 Picture Source:

Let’s all work together and contribute towards energy conservation: PM

PM Narendra Modi - Man ki Baat




New Technologies for Improving Energy Efficiency - Report by McKinsey & Co.

Energy Efficiency Measures and Targets in India


Bijli Bachao



Market Transformation in Energy Efficiency in India - Government Policy Framework
Report by Deloitte


Energy Efficiency Improvement and Issues - YouTube Videos - Created in 2013

Energy Efficiency and Productivity - International Events, Articles, Papers

Talk by Mr. Ajay Mathur, Directory General of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE),  on 13 May 2010 

Speeches on the occasion of National Energy Conservation Day

2012 National Energy Conservation Day Highlights - Speech of President of India



2011 by Prime Minister of India
2007 by President of India
2005 by Secretary, Minister of Power
2004 By P.M. Sayeed, Union Minister of Power

Related Websites

Energy Use Efficiency - IE for Energy Resource

Energy Conservation Mission - Institute of Engineers India Site on Energy Conservation


Slogans for Energy Conservation

You may not be able to produce energy, But You can definitely save energy.
Spending energy is spending money. Do it wisely.
Energy consumption is a burden on your purse. it is a burden on India's economy. It is a burden on Environment.
Conservation is only careful consumption.
What is conservation? Consumption with care.

More Slogans from EMT website


National Energy Conservation Energy Awards

Last date for receipt of applications for award is over.
Awards will be announced





India  -    The Energy Conservation Act 2001.

Amendment Bill proposed in 2010
An Act to provide for efficient use of energy and its conservation and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty second Year of the Republic of India as follows:—
List of Energy Intensive Industries and other establishments specified as designated consumers

Activities by Government under the Energy Consevation Act

Images of Energy Conservation Day
Images From Times for Syndication

Energy Conservation Competitions

Painting Competition for Energy Conservation Day

The Ministry of Power has launched the National Awareness Campaign in order to promote energy conservation in the country. Painting competition for students at the School, State and at National level has been included as one of the activities of the campaign, which would not only make aware the children about the need of conserving energy but at the same time would educate and involve their parents as well in the above cause. The identified activity is one of the measures, which can help in creating awareness in the domestic sector. The children studying in the standards 4th , 5th & 6th will be eligible to participate in the painting competition.
The competition is being held in three stages, namely, School, State and National Level. Cash prizes worth Rs 33,000 per State/UT (Rs.11.55 lakhs for 35 States/UTs) will be distributed to state level winners on 14th Novemebr,2010 .For winners  of National Competition, cash prizes worth Rs.7.00 lakhs are proposed to be awarded  by the Ministry of Power on 14thDecember,2010 which is also celebrated  as National Energy Conservation day in the presence of eminent dignitaries holding very high positions in the Government.
The salient features of the scheme are as follows: 
 Salient features of the School level Painting Competition Scheme

 School Level Painting Competition 2010 for the students of 4th , 5th  & 6th standards has been launched in all the States/UTs’ through an advertisement in the print media starting from 12th  July, 2010 by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE).  
b. Schools Principals are requested to organize painting competition of 2 hours duration at their Schools. Students can use any size of paper, but preferably A4 size drawing sheet, and students can pick any one of the following Theme Topics: 
  More stars, more savings
Today’s energy wastage is tomorrow’s energy shortage
Energy saved is future save

c. The children can use Crayons, Pencil Colour, Water Colour etc. The children may consider the following points while painting.
  Relevance of the theme depicting the selected topics
Relevance of the theme depicting the selected topics
Effective communication of message selected 
Innovativeness/creativity/novel ideas/new techniques as reflected in the painting

d. Schools principals will select 2 best paintings and send them along with information on number of students participated at School level competition at the Nodal Official address of their respective State/UT by 12th October, 2010.  
e. The back of the painting should carry the following information:  
  Name of the Student  Father’s/Mother’s Name   Tel/Mobile No. of Parents 
Standard Roll No.  E-mail ID of Student 
School Name & Address       School Tel No   School Tel No 
Tel No. of Student     E-mail ID of Student    
STATE/UT  Signature of the School Principal    

f. All the participating students at School level painting competition will get a ‘Certificate of Participation’ and 1st & 2nd selected will get ‘Certificate of Merit’ which will be signed by School Principal and Director General – Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power (Government of India). 
g. List of the Nodal officials for all the States/UTs is given in State Nodal Officials List
h. Paintings not signed by the school principal or sent directly by student’s parents will not be accepted.  
i. Paintings are to be sent only at the address of respective Nodal Official of the State/UT and not on the addresses of Ministry of Power and Bureau of Energy Efficiency.  
j. This year, the paintings received from the CBSE schools, located outside India, will be considered under a separate category and the Certificate of Appreciation will be sent under the signature of Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency. These schools are requested to send two best paintings directly, along with the details as mentioned above, at the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Sewa Bhawan, R.K.Puram,Sector-1, New Delhi-110066 (INDIA) office address. 
k. It is to be mentioned that those schools who would record 100% participation in the 4th, 5th and 6th standards (as applicable) at the School level Painting Competition, their names will be included in the Painting Competition booklet prepared by BEE. 
l.  The 1st /2nd/ 3rd Prize winners of State level painting competition of the last 2 years(2008 & 2009) are not eligible to participate in this year competition. The Consolation Prize winners of State level Painting Competition may participate, but they would be considered for prizes if they win 1st /2nd/ 3rd Prize at the State level. 
2. Salient features of the State level Painting Competition Scheme
 A committee/jury comprising of 4 to 5 renowned persons in Art, drawing teachers, officials from organizers and State government education department will be constituted by the Nodal officials for selecting up to 50 best paintings out of the total numbers of the paintings sent by the respective School Principal of the State/UT.  
b. The list of 50 selected students eligible for participation at state level painting competition will be uploaded on by 5thNovember 2010.

c. Nodal officials will also communicate with the respective school principals by 5th  November, 2010 through letters, fax, telegrams, telephones, email etc. about the selection of their students and also request them to send the selected school student to participate in State level painting competition on 14th November, 2010 at the selected venue and timings. Tentatively, this venue may be the State capital.

d. The selected students are also to be requested to carry the following material 
  A letter from respective school principal certifying the student’s particulars or Identity Card.
Latest passport size Colored photograph (02 Nos). 
Painting material: crayons, colored pencils, water colors. 
Drawing board etc. (The drawing sheet of size:380 x 510 millimeters (approximately 15 x 20 inches) will be provided by the Nodal official)
Nodal Officials will conduct the on-the-spot painting competition of 2 hours duration at the predetermined venue on 14th November 2010. 

e. Schools/parents to bring the children to the venue and take back the children to their respective places. The selected students reporting at the venue of competition will be paid Rs 1000/- each in cash by the nodal official on the day of their participation at State level painting competition and reimburse sleeper class rail-fare/ state roadways bus fare from the shortest route for self and two guardians. The nodal official will also provide refreshments/lunch to the participating students and their guardians. 
f. The Committee of Experts/Jury of that particular State/UT will select 13 best paintings for
First Prize Rs. 10,000/- Second Prize Rs. 8,000/- 
Third Prize Rs. 5,000/-  Consolation Prize (10nos) Rs. 1,000/- 

g. The chief guest of the function would give away the prizes to winning students.  
h. A Group photograph of participating students along with Chief Guest and respective Nodal official will also to be arranged. 
i. Students participating at State/UT level painting competition will be given some mementoes by the Nodal Officials and Certificate of participation. 
3. Salient features of the National level Painting Competition Scheme
 The first, second and third prize winners of the each State/UT level painting competition along with their guardian (restricted to two adults per student), will be invited to Delhi to participate in the National Level Painting competition of 2 hours duration on 12th December,2010 
b. The participating student in the National Level Painting Competition will be paid a sleeper class rail-fare/ State Roadways bus fare by the shortest route for self and two guardians and a lump sum of Rs. 1000/- per student as incidentals by the respective Nodal Officials. Travel expenses for the North- East region and other far-flung areas where rail and bus connectivity is not available, the concerned Nodal Officials will decide alternate option of travel. The expenditure will be borne by the respective Nodal Officials.  
c. All the participants should carry the requisite drawing material, (except the drawing sheet which will be provided by the Nodal official) on their own, such as: Drawing paper, size: 380 x 510 millimeters (approximately 15 x 20 inches) (Note: The drawing sheet will be provided by Nodal official)
Painting material: crayons, colored pencils, water colors. 
Drawing board, etc 

d. A selection committee/jury comprising of renowned personalities from Art Institutes or Artists, Ministry of Power and BEE officials, would judge the paintings. The Committee of Experts/ Jury will select 23 best paintings for First Prize (1 no) Rs. 1, 00,000/-, Second Prize (4 nos) Rs.  50,000/-, Third Prize (8nos) Rs. 25,000/- and Consolation Prize (10 nos) Rs. 10,000/- each.  Director General, BEE, would also decide 10 nos of consolation prizes of Rs. 10,000/- each  
e. The participating students at the National level painting competition will be requested to stay back till 14th December, 2010 so that they can participate in the National Energy Conservation Day function and winning Students can receive the prizes from the Chief Guest. 

4. Awards for State/UT Education Department and State/UT Nodal Officer
Efforts of the States/UTs Government Education Departments and State/ UT Nodal Officers who have made concerted efforts to support the Painting Competition under the National Campaign for Energy Conservation of Ministry of Power will be awarded. 
A committee constituted under the Chairmanship of DG (BEE) will evaluate and finalize on the basis of highest School & Student participation and percentage improvement over the previous year for the respective State/UT 
The decision of the Jury/Expert committee at all levels of the painting competition will be final.  
Two paintings selected at school Level, paintings at State and National Level would be the sole property of BEE, which will have the right to use it for any purpose it consider appropriate.  
Collection of Paintings of last 5 years State level Competition on Energy Conservation are available at the following link:
NCEC 2009
NCEC 2008
NCEC 2007
NCEC 2006
NCEC 2005

Contact (2010 year)
Ph : 011-26179699
Shri Neeraj Dhingra, Project Engineer, BEE
Smt. Rajini Thomson, Project Engineer, BEE
Energy Story for Use in Schools

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