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Workshop on "Japanese Experience on Promoting Heat Pump Systems for Energy Efficiency in Industry" on 18th February 2016 at Chandigarh

TERI with support from Energy Conservation Centre, Japan (ECCJ) conducted a feasibility study to implement an energy efficient low carbon Japanese heat pump technology in the Indian dairy industry. Heat pump is a cross-cutting technology which Japanese manufacturers have been promoting among different Japanese industries where both heating and cooling requirements exist simultaneously. There is immense potential for implementation of this technology in various industrial sub-sectors in India.

In this context, TERI-EECJ along with heat pump experts from Japan conducted the pre-feasibility study at Verka milk plant, Mohali. The study helped to understand energy consumption pattern of the industry and identify possible energy conservation opportunities through adoption of heat pump system in the process area.

In order to disseminate the findings of the pre-feasibility study as well as share experiences of promoting heat pump systems in Japan/India with the key stakeholders, TERI and ECCJ organized a workshop on 18th February 2016 at PHD House, Chandigarh. The workshop was organized in association with Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) and local industries association. Over 50 participants comprising representatives from PEDA, MILKFED, Industries Association of Chandigarh, Chamber of Chandigarh Industries, Mohali Industries Association, representatives from large textile, food processing, dairy and hospitality industries and certified energy auditors were present during the workshop. Experts from ECCJ, Heat Pump & Thermal Storage Technology Center of Japan, Daikin Air-conditioning India (P) Ltd, Mayekawa India and Thermax Ltd made presentations during the workshop. The results of the electric heat pump (EHP) demonstration at Verka Milk Plant, Chandigarh were also disseminated during the workshop.

Delivering the keynote address, Mr Balour Singh, Director, PEDA said, "Such low carbon technologies from Japan will not only help make Indian industries more energy efficient/environment friendly but also achieve significant financial benefits. The successful case studies of heat pump technologies demonstrated in Indian industries would encourage more units to adopt the technology".

Dr Amarpal Singh, Managing Director, PEDA and Mr Jiro Sogawa, Managing Director, ECCJ were also present during the workshop.

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