The Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC), an independent US-based non-profit organization, and Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint-venture company under India’s Ministry of Power, have completed another successful year of collaboration on National Motor Replacement Program (NMRP).
Institute for Sustainable Communities has been an active partner to EESL right from the conceptualization and in the implementation of the NMRP Program, and is currently jointly executing a project called the Energy Efficiency Alliance for Industry (E2 Alliance) Project in Asia. The project aims at increasing industrial energy efficiency in India through the accelerated adoption of more efficient motors.
The Indian industrial sector consumes 40% of the total electricity, of which 60% can be attributed to electric motors. Since there is still a large stock of low-efficiency motors in operation in the industry and given the predominance of motors in industrial processes, improving the energy efficiency of installed motor systems is a key way of increasing industrial technical efficiency. Since its launch, the E2 Alliance has enabled 6,520 motor replacements, and created a pipeline of 48,818 motor replacements.
The Alliance is looking forward to unlocking the energy saving potential of 66.5 MkWh by replacing old inefficient motors, which is equivalent to USD 62 million annually. To date USD 7.3 million worth of energy has been saved.