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 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.

Electricity Consumption

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)
Grid energy 37,862
Diesel generator set 767
Wind energy (sourced through grid) 8,392
Solar energy 5,279
Biomass-based electricity 1,271
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.

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.

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 -

Renewable Energy

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.

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
Percentage of elecrticity from renewable
energy sources (Solar, Wind & Biomass)
3% 6% 14% 19% 23% 30%
Percentage of process heat & steam through
renewable energy (Biomass based)
82% 83% 90% 92% 98% 98%

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 2020-21
Renewable energy
harnessed/Energy saved
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
Active type
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