Web Exclusive | June 2017
GAIL recommits to cleaner greener India
Taking position action aimed at protecting the environment and refraining from practises which has an adverse impact, GAIL (India) Limited, over the years has exhibited its commitment towards the resorting the environmental balance in the country.
Being actively engaged in bettering the environmental situation in the country through a slew of initiatives, in a sustained manner, some of these initiatives include the Water Management Initiative at GAIL Vaghodia which has resulted in annual saving of approx. 8760 tonnes of water purchased from GIDC with financial saving of Rs 3 lakh; the Roof Top Solar Captive power project which has a yearly power production of about 7.5 millon kWh and the Waste Heat Recovery Project at Vijaipur which is aimed at fuel gas saving of about 0.026 MMSCMD and reduction in flue gas emissions is about 13 T/H.
In line with efforts to conserve energy and be environmentally conscious, GAIL has adopted the Green Building concept in all new building projects. Additionally to further reduce carbon footprint, GAIL is promoting video conferencing extensively, increasing the video conferencing hours by about six times from FY 14-15 to FY 16-17.
GAIL’s leadership in renewable energy is evident from their initiatives in this regard. As a part of GAIL’s strategy 2020 initiative, out of the targeted 500 MW wind power capacity by 2020 the company GAIL has successfully set up wind power projects of 118 MW across states of Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. A 5 MW Solar Power Plant Project was installed by GAIL at Jaisalmer.
This project was registered by UNFCCC as CDM project. In accordance of the MoU signed between MNRE & MoP&NG, GAIL is one of the stakeholders in SPV, which is setting up of Grid Connected Renewable Energy Power Projects. The SPV will set-up about 1,000 MW of wind and solar grid connected renewable energy power projects every year for five years.