NLC gets National Energy Conservation Award 2014

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By Sarkaritel December 16, 2014 10:32

NLC gets National Energy Conservation Award 2014

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Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd., a  Navaratna Govt. of India Enterprise, has bagged this prestigious award  coming under mining sector for its energy conservation measures in Mine-I, one of the three Lignite mines at Neyveli which is  a operating at 10.5 Million Tonnes Per annum  Capacity , NLC has bagged the first prize in this category.
The award was presented   by  the  Piyush Goyal, the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal and New &   Renewable Energy and Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency to at the National  Energy Conservation Day celebration, in New Delhi on December14, 2014.

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The National Energy Conservation Day, which is celebrated every year in India on 14th of December, witnesses giving out of ‘National Energy Conservation Award’ by the Ministry of Power, Government of India, to the companies from different industry groups for creating benchmarks in energy conservation. For the year, 2014, Mine-I, NLC has own the first prize in the Mining sector, in recognition of its energy conservation measures, resulting in enormous saving, to the Nation as well as to the Company.

The Mine-I has started its operation in 1957. The conveyors were laid over depending upon operational constraints, land availability etc. This position was reviewed and the lengths of conveyors were optimized. This review has lead to reduction in length of conveyors and reducing a number of Drive Heads.

At New Surface Bench of mine1, the conveyors length are optimized by re-arranging the dumping conveyors, thereby reducing the length (2.38 KM) from 7.57 Km to 5.19 Km and 3 Nos 2400mm Drive Heads are eliminated from operation.  In Top Bench also the optimization of conveyor length was carried out during 2013-14. The number  of conveyors  are reduced from 8 to 5, length from 5.77 Km to 2.53 Km and the number of drives from 25 to 15. The lift of Top Bench conveyors is reduced by 30m. Lignite Bench the length of conveyors are reduced 1.16 KM and eliminating 2 Nos.  2000 mm drive heads. The length of conveyors is reduced to 6.42 Km from7.58 Km.

Totally 6.68 KM length of conveyors were reduced. This resulted in significant reduction in energy consumption of the Mine -I.  Prior to this modification, the specific energy consumption for excavating lignite in Mine-I was 34.04 KWHr per ton of lignite. Now it was brought down to 25.65 KWHr. This resulted in saving of 40 Million Units of Electricity valuing Rs 13.49 crore. The above Energy Conservation measures results in great saving to nation and the power saved can be shared amongst other needy areas. The Secretary, Ministry of Power, Pradeep Kumar Sinha and the Secretary Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), Upendra Tripathy were also present at the programme.
Syed Abdul Fateh Khalid, Chief General Manager/Mine I & IA, and Shri N. Pandian General Manager/Electrical-1 also participated in  the event.

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By Sarkaritel December 16, 2014 10:32