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SC Railway Bags Two National Awards for Energy Conservation

According to reports, the South Central Railway bagged two all-India level National Energy Conservation Awards-2013, instituted by the Union ministry of power.

The first prize was for Guntakal Pumping Station in general category sector and Certificate of Merit for Divisional Railway Manager’s office, Vijayawada in office buildings sector during National Energy Conservation Awards-2013 in recognition of its achievements in the area of energy conservation, a SCR release said here on Tuesday.

President Pranab Mukherjee presented these awards to SCR general manager PK Srivastava at a ceremony held in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Guntakal pumping station has reduced energy consumption by 17.2 percent (from 12.7 lakh units to 10.5 lakh units) as compared to last year. The reduction has been possible by identification of inefficient pumps, over rated pumps and replacing the same with star rated energy efficient pumps along with provision of timers and Automatic Power Factor Conversion (APFC) panels etc.

DRM’s office in Vijayawada has reduced energy consumption in 2012-13 by 21.5 percent (from 12 lakh units to 9.5 lakh units) as compared to last year. This has been possible due to provision of T-5 fittings, star rated fans and AC units, solar light pipe system, solar street lights, occupancy sensors etc. SCR had consistently been receiving the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) awards at the national-level in the recent years.

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