|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||4,79,472 GJ
- KNPL consumption:53,571 MWH
- 30% through renewable sources
Heat & steam
- Steam consumption: 14,519 MT
- Heat consumption: 1,77,826 Lac Kcal
- 98% through renewable sources
|GRI 302-2||Energy consumption outside of the organization||1,11,741 GJ|
|GRI 302-3||Energy intensity||Sp. Electricity Consumption:
180 KWH/KL of FG
Sp. Fuel consumption:
48 Lt/Ton of Resin
|GRI 302-4||Reduction of energy consumption||Energy consumption|
Planning for the Future
Cognisant of the importance of efficient use and saving of energy while ensuring technological progress, we have identified this as a key focus area. KNPL remain committed to reducing its energy consumption and footprint, and follow a two-pronged approach to overcome the sustainability challenge.
Consistent work and focus on the theme of “Energy Security” has helped us cut down on our energy costs and adopt environment-friendly technologies, thus reducing our carbon footprint at the manufacturing level.
At KNPL, progress in energy management is measured through key indicators of specific power consumption, specific fuel consumption and percentage of renewable energy.
|Sources of Electricity||Electricity (in MWH)|
|Diesel generator set||767|
|Wind energy (sourced through grid)||8,392|
|Total electricity consumed||53,571|
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||14,519 MT|
|Total heat consumption||1,77,826 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.
(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.
By FY 2021-22, we aim to source 41% of our total energy consumption through renewable energy sources. Our long term goal is to achieve 70% of renewable contribution in our overall power mix.
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 2021-22||10||-|
|2||Implemented in 2020-21||15||-|
We are keen to diversify our energy mix and supply source with renewable energy, to the best possible extent. It not only allows the plants to be increasingly self-reliant in their energy needs but also reduces the carbon footprint.
|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 capacity addition 1000 KW (phase 2) at Goindwal||777|
|2||Solar Power capacity addition 670 KW (phase 2) at Bawal||658|
|3||Captive Wind turbine at Lote||3290|
|4||Steam load optimization through Chilling re-engineering||Rs 121.52 lacs (Steam savings)|
|5||Mist cooling tower installation for chiller at Bawal||135|
|6||Installation of LED lighting phase1||125|
|7||PC compressed air load shifting||68|
|8||10 KL blender stirrer interlock with blender weight||25|
|9||Interlock between dust collector blower and purging timer||14|
|10||Street light replaced with LED light at Bawal||15|
|11||SPC improvement in IHE by Cleanliness of IHE reactor||127|
|12||Gate Valve and Temp. Sensor Installation in IHE Utility||7|
|13||Timer installation in All HSS during Operation.||9|
|14||Street light replaced with LED light at Lote||7|
|15||Refurbishment of spray tower of old resin plant.||10|
|Other initiative which are to be implemented and planned for FY 21-22
are as follows:
|No||Description of project||Potential renewable
energy/ Energy saving
|1||Migration to green fuel - Bawal||-||Low carbon|
|2||Green power / Alternate power - Hosur||-||Low carbon|
|3||Migration to LED lighting - B,H,L||-||Power saving|
|4||Energy Mgt system at Hosur under execution||-||Power saving|
|5||Contract Demand optimization||-|
|6||DG synchronization for efficient operations||-||Power saving|
|7||Energy Mgt system at Bawal||-||Power saving|
|8||R and D Electricity tariff savings||-||Power saving|