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HARIDWAR, 20 Dec: Confederation of Indian Industry is facilitating advancement of energy efficiency in India. The improvement of energy efficiency has become the most important tool for industries striving to achieve excellence in cost competitiveness. Energy cost, being one of the major components, not only necessitates the installation of energy efficient technology but also requires inculcation of energy efficient practices and methods amongst plant personnel. Taking forward the agenda, CII Uttarakhand, with the CII Centre of Excellence for Competitiveness for SMEs, Chandigarh, organised a two-day ‘Advanced Training Programme on Energy Efficient System & Design Stage Consideration’ on 19 and 20 December at ‘Pure & Cure Healthcare Pvt Ltd’, SIIDCUL, Haridwar. The training programme was organised to disseminate the latest techniques and advancements in the field of energy management, provide information on latest energy saving ideas, develop participants to create innovative energy saving ideas through actual implemented case studies and highlight managerial skills required to sustain energy conservation activities. Sanjay Namdeo, Senior Counselor, Energy & Corrosion, CII Centre of Excellence for Competitiveness for SMEs, shared that energy management becomes an integral part of an organisation’s strategy to address not just individual activities or cost centres, but the entire value chain. He mentioned that, from an environment perspective, the increase in demand for energy could not be reduced, however, the way energy is used could be reduced, as well as GHG emissions. He further apprised the gathering that using energy efficient systems in production could help companies maximise profits. Energy efficiency was an untapped energy resource; each unit saved was like a unit of energy generated, which could be utilised for purposes of industrial growth and progress of the country The programme focused on developing knowledge on the techniques for effective energy management and increased profitability. It stressed on creation of in-house skills on energy monitoring, energy auditing and energy conservation in the areas of mechanical and electrical utilities/equipment, power distribution, use of IoT applications in Energy Management System and alternate sources of energy. The programme was well received by industry with over 30 participants from various organisations including Mahindra & Mahindra, Hero MotoCorp, ITC, Tupperware, Bajaj Consumer Care, Badve Engineering, Wipro, Windlass Biotech and Shree Amba Industries.