India’s progress towards Energy Efficiency

India’s progress towards Energy Efficiency2021-01-29T05:40:28+00:00

Energy Efficiency Solutions – The need of the hour

Energy efficient is becoming essential globally with growing concerns towards climate change. The focus is to have more energy generation from renewable sources. Energy efficiency is the one energy resource that all countries share in abundance, and it can help reduce emissions while enhancing their peoples’ well-being. The collation at Paris Agreement discussed accelerating the deployment of available energy-efficient technology and materials in buildings, transportation, appliances, lighting and district energy. Such improvements will lower carbon emissions, reduce energy costs and air pollution, and create local jobs. Delivering on the 3 percent target would bring household energy savings of USD 500 billion per year by 2040. Thus, energy efficient is not just a dream but an aim globally every country wishes to achieve.

At Paris Agreement, India took the pledge for a 33-35% reduction in emissions associated with each unit of economic output (“emissions intensity”) by 2030, compared to 2005 levels. Carbon Brief analysis at the time found India’s emissions could increase 90% between 2014 and 2030, even if the pledge is met. Today, India is fast emerging as a global clean energy powerhouse, where the renewables sector has taken rapid strides, though the seeds of this “green energy revolution” were sown much earlier. With the government’s initiative like “E-Mobility Mission” and target of installing 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by the year 2022, the future of India will have a significant share of power and energy reliability from clean energy.

India’s progress towards Energy Efficient Solutions and challenges witnessed by the industry

India has made rapid strides towards renewable energy by significantly increasing progress as far as solar and wind power is concerned, the fact remains that it will remain a predominantly fossil-fuel driven economy in the years to come. Keeping this challenge in mind, the Government of India, along with active support from its citizens, started a revolution in energy efficiency by introducing scalable and replicable demand side management initiatives. The country has not only established a comprehensive policy for energy efficiency but has also executed successful demand side management programmes for consumers and municipal corporations to achieve overall energy savings while gradually mitigating the impact of climate change.

Further, Indian domestic/residential electricity usage now outpaces growth in industrial, commercial and agriculture sectors. India’s residences, which increasingly avail many modern energy services such as cooling, clean cooking, lighting, and media access, are predicted to account for 85% of the country’s floor space by 2050. There is an urgent need to address this demand as it will put constraints on previously stretched national resources, posing serious social, local environmental and climate change-related burdens.

India has emerged as the world’s third-largest electricity producer and as of late last year, the country has a total installed power generating capacity of 3,46,048 MW. Being the largest importer of energy and efficient utility of per unit of energy, switching to renewable is the key. In addition to making power accessible, it also needs to be affordable for consumers. India’s energy sector is challenged by pilferage owing to tampering with meters and distribution lines. Power theft and inefficient use of electricity are other concerns where losses are over 20%. India needs a smarter mechanism that can efficiently utilise the pattern of energy consumption among households and make it cost-effective for them.

Delta’s role in strengthening clean energy ecosystem and supporting the current market requirement

Delta has ventured in different domains, but the core value and vision is static that is to develop products and solutions which are energy efficient. Our R&D team is working to ensure that with each passing day, we are leading to provide more progressive technology and solutions that are sustainable in nature.

And when the promise to deliver is that strong, the vision to develop becomes more robust. This is what makes us more determined and different from others, the spark of innovation that drives our R&D team for sustainable solutions. Delta has been committed to initiatives like ‘Make In India,’ ‘Electric Mobility Mission Plan,’ and ‘Smart Cities Mission’ and with our manufacturing plant and R&D facilities, continually working to make technology and solutions that understand the current trend and are ready for future upgradations. However, what makes us a trusted brand for our partners and stakeholders to repose faith in us is our zeal to provide innovative, clean, and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow.’
And carrying the same belief, we have been consistently strengthening the industrial demand with its diversified cutting-edge technology with a portfolio of energy-efficient solutions. We have a legacy of operating in India with market leadership in Telecom Power Solutions, Renewable Energy Solutions (Solar Inverters), and Display Solutions. It is also a leading provider of Industrial Automation Solutions, Communication & Information Solutions, EV Charging Solutions, Smart Meter Connectivity Solutions, Smart City Solutions, Rail Transportation Solutions, Energy Storage Solutions, DC Fans & Blowers, and Components.

In Renewable Energy Solutions, we have installed our Solar Inverters in major airports/railways, government institutions, public and private sectors, educational institutes, and many more across India. In EV charging Solutions as a leading player, we are uniquely positioned to offer complete end-to-end solutions with both onboard and off-board chargers. Our energy-efficient, compact, and extremely robust solutions for onboard chargers (DC-DC Converters & Powertrain) give us a distinct advantage because of our global expertise. Similarly, in Wind Power solutions we have Wind converters compatible with all leading technologies like DFIG and FPC designs with wide power range (2.0 MW – 6.0 MW & multiples) and compatible with new trends including Hybrid Solutions, with Solar Energy & Grid Storage supporting Power for all initiative
In Rail Transportation Solutions, we have successfully installed the first 25kV direct connected Power Quality Restorer for the Southern Indian Railways and moving ahead; the vision is to keep supporting the government to achieve 100% electrification for Indian railways.

For us, the primary focus is to keep innovating products and solutions that meet the growing demand of the market and showcase the DNA of our belief of ‘Powering Green India.’

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