Bhubaneswar: Vedanta Aluminium, the largest producer of aluminium in the country, won two first prizes of the prestigious National Energy Conservation Awards 2020 (NECA 2020) for exemplary efforts in energy conservation, technology adoption and innovative solutions.
Instituted by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Government of India, the NECA Awards witness participation by the best in business from various critical industry sectors.
In a virtual award ceremony held recently, Vedanta Ltd’s Jharsuguda (Odisha) Smelter-I bagged first prize in Aluminium (Large) Sector while Vedanta Ltd., Lanjigarh (Odisha) was topper in Aluminium (Small) Sector. Both units have rolled out nearly 80 initiatives over the past three years to scale up energy efficiency.
In his reaction to the awards, Ajay Kapur, CEO of Aluminium & Power and MD of Commercial, Vedanta Ltd., said, “Winning the coveted National Energy Conservation Awards has bolstered our commitment to emerge as the world’s best, lowest cost, most energy efficient and sustainable aluminium producer.”
Vedanta Aluminium & Power, a part of Vedanta Limited, produced almost half of India’s aluminium or 1.9 million tonne per annum (MTPA) in 2020 financial year, according to a press release.