|GRI 302: Energy||Sections/Comments|
|GRI 103-1||Management approach: Explanation of the material topic and its boundary||
Material Aspects & Scope
|GRI 103-2||Management approach: The management approach and its components|
|GRI 103-3||Management approach: Evaluation of the management approach|
|GRI 302-1||Energy consumption within the organization||Electricity
- KNPL consumption:56069 MWH
- 14% through renewable sources
- Heat & steam
- Steam consumption: 18277 Tons
- Heat consumption: 32165 Kcal
- 90% through renewable sources
|GRI 302-2||Energy consumption outside of the organization||Partially reported|
|GRI 302-3||Energy intensity||Sp. Electricity Consumption:
182 KWH/Ton of FG
Sp. Fuel consumption:
49 Lt/Ton of FG
|GRI 302-4||Reduction of energy consumption||Energy consumption|
|GRI 302-5||Water consumption||Not reported|
Planning for the Future
There has been an increasing focus on energy security in the Indian scenario as the country is dependent on fossil fuels to fulfill most of its energy needs. Energy scarcity is impending in the Indian framework. Over the last few years, the Indian government has been keen in its approach to encourage energy efficiency and adopt renewable energy through various policies and mechanisms.
KNPL has been following a two-pronged approach to overcome this sustainability challenge. Firstly, it has focused on the improvement of energy efficiency through consumption monitoring and adoption of cleaner technologies. Secondly, it has been proactively adopting renewable energy to fulfill some of its requirements.
The table showcases a snapshot of electricity consumed at KNPL during 2017-18. It covers electricity consumption at our manufacturing sites and the head office.
|Sources of Electricity||Electricity (in MWH)|
|Diesel generator set||1439|
|Wind energy (sourced through grid)||2743|
|Total electricity consumed||56069|
Energy is also used in the form of steam and heat in our manufacturing processes. Most of the steam and heat requirements are being met through biomass-based solid fuel boilers.
|Heat & steam generation through a biomass-based boiler|
|Total steam consumption||18277 Tons|
|Total heat consumption||32165 Thousand Kcal|
The Company measures progress in energy management through key indicators of specific power consumption, specific fuel consumption and percentage of renewable energy.
Specific Power Consumption
Method of Calculation: Specific Power Consumption is the ratio of electricity consumed (from all sources) to the total paint production at the respective facility during a specified period. Electricity consumption is a sum of the electricity received from the grid (i.e. state electricity board), electricity generated from the DG set and electricity from renewable energy sources at the respective manufacturing facility.
(in KWH/Tonne of Finished Goods)
*Method of calculation of Specific Power Consumption has been changed. Accordingly, the previous year’s data has also been modified for comparability.
Specific Fuel Consumption
Method of Calculation: Specific Fuel Consumption is the ratio of fuel (i.e. HSD) consumption in boilers to the total resin production at the respective facility during a specified period.
Fuel (High Speed Diesel) Consumption
(in LT/Tonne of finished goods)
*Method of calculation of Specific Fuel Consumption has been changed. Accordingly, the previous year’s data has also been modified for comparability.
The summary of energy management projects is given below, along with the stage of development:
|Stage of development||Number of projects||Total estimated annual CO2
e.q. saving (in MT)
|1||To be implemented in 2018-19||2||5740|
|2||Implemented in 2017-18||5||920|
Company has been able to increase its energy consumption through renewable sources. The table below illustrates the outcome of our efforts in the area:
|Percentage of elecrticity from renewable
energy sources (Solar, Wind & Biomass)
|Percentage of process heat & steam through
renewable energy (Biomass based)
Last year, the Company implemented the-below-mentioned major projects to progress further in its energy security agenda. It will help the Company to increase its renewable energy.
|1||Solar power plant commissioning across locations||583 MWH|
|2||Sola tubes installation at warehouses||19 MWH|
|3||LED lighting installation across loactions||437 MWH|
|4||Steam generation on solid fuel at Lote plant||131325 thousand Kcal load shifted from
Diesel to renewable fuel
|5||Diesel fired Thermopac load shifted to renewable fuel||89000 Kcal load shifted from Diesel to renewable fuel|
|Other initiative which are to be implemented and planned for this financial year
are as follows:
|No||Description of project||Potential renewable
energy/ Energy saving
|1||Capital wind turbine at Hosur||60 Lac units per annum||Low carbon energy|
|2||Shift towards environmental
friendly bio-fuel in lieu of diesel
|300 KL diesel consumption
to be shifted to bio-fuel
|Low carbon energy|