Hindustan Zinc Ltd. (HZL), a Vedanta group company, has won the Gold Award at SEEM Awards for best efforts towards improving energy efficiency, thereby supporting India’s journey towards climate change and sustainable development. The company’s Chanderiya Lead Zinc Smelter (234 MW), Dariba Smelting Complex Captive Power Plant (160 MW), Zawar Captive Power Plant (90 MW) were felicitated with the Gold Award at the SEEM National Energy Management Award Ceremony.
Commenting on receiving the award, Arun Misra, CEO-Hindustan Zinc, said “We recognize our responsibility to contribute to the global effort of decarbonizing footprint. We at Hindustan Zinc are committed to run our operations on low carbon and carbon-neutral technologies. Over the years, we have continuously invested in technology and increased our portfolio of renewable power to make our Captive Power Plants more green, reliable, efficient, and sustainable. This has contributed significantly to GHG saving of 12,343 tCO2e and energy saving of 4 Million Units (MU) of electricity.”
Along with the motive to reduce the company’s carbon footprint on a sustainable basis through investments in green energy, the company has also expanded its operations to renewable power businesses. The company’s captive thermal, solar, and waste heat recycling power plants provide low-cost and reliable power to its operations.
During the year, the company produced solar power of 83.43 million units, waste heat energy of 203.13 million units and wind power of 362.93 million units leading to a reduction of 551695 MT of CO2 through green power.