Vedanta Aluminium Business has bagged three ‘Gold Awards’ at the SEEM National Energy Management Awards (SNEMA) 2020 for excellence in energy management at its Aluminium Smelters I & II and 1,215 MW Captive Power Plant at Jharsuguda, Odisha. Vedanta Jharsuguda’s 1,215 MW Captive Power Plant and 2,400 MW Thermal Power Plant have also won at the Thermal Power Plant Operation & Maintenance Conference and Awards 2021 for overall operational excellence.
Speaking about Vedanta’s energy stewardship, Rahul Sharma, CEO – Vedanta Aluminium Business, said, “As India’s largest producer of aluminium, a 100% recyclable metal, we are cognizant of our responsibilities towards sustainable development and climate action. We are working towards it through a three-pronged strategy of ensuring judicious resource usage, energy-efficient operations, and renewable energy sourcing. We have adopted global best-practices in energy and resource management, and deployed cutting-edge solutions to reduce our carbon footprint. We are also exploring viable options of renewable energy sourcing for producing aluminium, the green metal.”
Energy management is at the heart of Vedanta Aluminium’s climate action roadmap. In agreement with the recommendations made by the Task Force on Climate related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and guided by the Vedanta Group’s Carbon Forum, Vedanta Aluminium is working towards executing its carbon management practices as per the TCFD Framework. These include impactful initiatives for optimisation of specific energy consumption in production processes and a long-term focus on migrating to low carbon energy mix.