GRI Standards

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:58683 MWH
- 18% through renewable sources
- Heat & steam
- Steam consumption: 32117 Tons
- Heat consumption: 197604 Lac Kcal
- 82% through renewable sources
GRI 302-2 Energy consumption outside of the organization Partially reported
GRI 302-3 Energy intensity Sp. Electricity Consumption:
185 KWH/Ton of FG
Sp. Fuel consumption:
50 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.

Electricity Consumption

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)
Grid energy 46625
Diesel generator set 1532
Wind energy (sourced through grid) 3899
Solar energy 3277
Biomass-based electricity 3350
Total electricity consumed 58683

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 32117 Tons
Total heat consumption 197604 Lac 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.

Electricity Consumption
(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 2019-20 2 5740
2 Implemented in 2018-19 6 920

Renewable Energy

Company has been able to increase its energy consumption through renewable sources. The table below illustrates the outcome of our efforts in the area:

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Percentage of elecrticity from renewable
energy sources (Solar, Wind & Biomass)
3% 6% 14% 18%
Percentage of process heat & steam through
renewable energy (Biomass based)
82% 83% 90% 82%

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.

No Implemented projects
in 2017-18
Renewable energy
harnessed/Energy saved
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 1313 Lac Kcal load shifted from
Diesel to renewable fuel
5 Diesel fired Thermopac load shifted to renewable Bio-fuel 890 Lac Kcal load shifted from Diesel to renewable fuel
6 Provision of group captive power(wind energy) and 3rd party power(biomass energy) 84 Lac Units
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
Active type
1 Captive wind turbine at Hosur & Lote plants 3.2 MWH Low carbon energy
2 Solar Power capacity addition at Bawal &
Hosur plants and other upcoming facilities
4.9 MWH Low carbon energy