Knowledge Exchange Platform: Transmitting Knowledge through Best Practices in PAT sectors

26 February, 2015, New Delhi, A Knowledge Exchange Platform was launched by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) in partnership with Institute for Industrial Productivity India (IIPI) for transfer of best practices in industries covered under the Perform Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme. The British High Commission, India, is also supporting IIPI in this initiative. PAT is a flagship initiative of BEE, which is a mechanism for promoting energy efficiency in large industries. PAT scheme covers 478 Industrial units across eight most energy intensive industry sectors in India, where each unit has been assigned a specific energy consumption reduction target.

An ‘Action Plan’ detailing the roadmap for KEP and the inaugural issue of the Quarterly Newsletter was released by the Chief Guest, Shri P.K. Sinha, Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of India, Shri R.N. Choubey, Special Secretary, Ministry of Power and Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency at the launch event. Shri Satish Kumar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Power was also present at the Launch event.


Release of Action Plan and Newsletter

 In his welcome address, Dr. Ajay Mathur acknowledged the significant work that has been done by the industry in the area of energy efficiency under the PAT scheme, saying “The Knowledge Exchange Platform intends to add momentum to the existing efforts of the industry by creating collaboration for transfer of industry experiences, best practices and technologies. But for the success of this initiative we will need active industry participation and constant feedback and suggestion to enhance its effectiveness.”

Shri P.K. Sinha highlighted the importance of the transfer of best practices to achieve transformational impact. In his inaugural address, Shri Sinha said: “There is a need for knowledge exchange and a systematic approach for transfer of best practices that transcends process or sector boundaries and promotes sharing of tools, practices and technologies available both at national as well as international level.”

 ram_3932Dr. Ajay Mathur and Shri Somnath Bhattacharjee exchanging MOU

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for collaboration in managing and operationalizing the KEP was also signed between BEE and IIP at the launch event. The MOU was signed by Dr. Ajay Mathur on behalf of BEE and by Shri. Somnath Bhattacharjee on behalf of IIP.
In his vote of thanks at the inaugural session, Shri Somnath Bhattacharjee said: “It is important that Industry treats this initiative as their own and proactively participates in this collaborative initiative for shared learning and partnership”.

A poster exhibition was also organized along the sidelines of the workshop, which showcased energy efficiency success stories from industry covering different PAT sectors. The inaugural session was followed by a workshop covering three technical sessions. To know more about this initiative please visit KEP


Dignitaries at the Poster Exhibition