Out of a total oil consumption of 183.496 MMT during 2015-16 the Industrial Sector accounted for about 14%. PCRA experience of conducting Energy Audits in a wide sectors of industries has demonstrated that there is a potential for saving more than 20% of petroleum products consumed in this sector. A part of this saving potential can be realized by making operational adjustments without any investments. PCRA in its efforts to conserve oil in this sector carries out, Energy Audits fuel oil diagnostic studies; organizes seminars, consumer meets, clinics, and workshops and also undertakes Research and Development projects such as the development of low air pressure industrial burners etc. for efficiency improvement, PCRA identifies the potential for saving petroleum fuels in all these areas of activities and subsequently follows it up on a regular basis to assess actual realization of the identified savings.
During 2015-16, PCRA has conducted
Energy Audits - 317 Nos.
Follow- up - 245 Nos.
Fuel oil diagnostic study - 151 Nos.
Small Scale Industries - 220 Nos.
Institutional Training Programme - 565 Nos.
Seminars / Tech. Meets - 145 Nos.
Workshop - Industrial - 616 Nos.
Empanelment of energy auditors is also done for a multiplier effect as a part of its networking approach. PCRA also supports international projects through World Bank and other international funding agencies and acts as a catalysts for promoting sustainable development. For all its activities, PCRA adopts a networking approach and in this sector networks with Government industry departments eg. BEE, State energy agencies, CPCB, Oil companies, NPC, TERI, EMC, UNDP and industry associations like CII, FICCI, ASSOCHAM and PETROFED etc.