Energy Saved is Energy Produced

Energy Saving: A Low Hanging Fruit for SME’s
FNF South Asia

TANSTIA-FNF Service Centre (TFSC) together with local host and partner for the event, Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI) organized a programme in Bangalore on 7th October 2014 with the objective of adopting techniques to reduce the Carbon Emissions for the SME’s and Industry in general. The title of the programme was “Energy Saving: A Low Hanging Fruit for SME’s”. The programme was supported by Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation.

“The simple ways that could lead to a better and efficient use of energy in the units of SME’s” was the message of the programme. A better understanding of our environment and energy generation and consumption could lead to minimizing the carbon emissions especially by the Small and Medium Enterprises. The resource person, Mr S. Kannan, Managing Director, Amset Energy Systems Pvt Ltd., a firm engaged in Energy Audit, was able to explain the useful role of Energy Audits by which enterprises have been able to make substantial reduction in their energy consumption by adopting simple methods. The Enterprises wanting to go for ISO-14001 certification, a standard accepted and recognized globally, are mandated to conduct an Energy Audit in their units. This is an important aspect particularly for units looking for business opportunities abroad. The programme also dealt with issue of energy wastage and energy losses during transmission and distribution. The presentation was followed by an intense interaction with the representatives of 170 members from SME’s and large Industry on the subject.

The programme began a new chapter of addressing the issues of energy efficiency in the state of Karnataka. Through this programme, FNF has been able to reach a wider audience from the private sector and create awareness on the importance of saving energy, thereby contributing to the reduction of carbon emissions in the environment.