Achieving Reduction in GHG Emissions through Advanced Energy Efficiency Technology in Electric Motors

What is the Project About

What is the Project About
Photo: NFTDC

The ability to effectively address acute electricity shortages in India will depend critically on the increased efficiency of electrical appliances. Supported by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, this project aims to demonstrate greater energy efficiency in one key energy intensive sector – electrical motors.

What Have We Accomplished So Far

What Have We Accomplished So Far
  • Die-casting of rotors for external parties, including rotors for textile application motors, has led to an improvement in efficiency from 78 percent with aluminum to almost 80 percent with copper

  • Enabling Technology Centre has been set up at NFTDC, Hyderabad- A 50-ton and 250-ton vertical die-casting machines to produce copper motor rotors of varying diameters and capacity of motors ranging from 0.5 to 37.5 horsepower. This is acting as a demonstration-cum-pilot centre to enable motor manufacturers to understand the technology first-hand and seek technology transfers

  • Successful trials have been conducted on the laminations supplied for the rotors for agriculture pump sets, ceiling fan motors and electric vehicle motors

  • Technology transfer agreements of the CMR technology signed with two motor manufacturers in Vadodara and Coimbatore, one primarily producing agricultural pump sets and the other producing general purpose motors

Who Finances It



Global Environment Facility

Delivery in Previous Fiscal Year

 

US$ 48,528

Project Overview
Status:
Ongoing
Project Start Date:
2008
End Date:
2012
Geographic Coverage:
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Focus Area:
Environment and Energy
MDG:
Goal 7- Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Project Officer:
S N Srinivas
Partners:
Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, Government of India; International Copper Promotion Council India; The International Copper Association; Non-Ferrous Technology Development Centre (NFTDC); International Copper Study Group, Common Fund for Commodities
Highlights
  • Low-voltage motors account for almost 35 percent of the total electricity consumption in India
  • Die-casting of rotors in copper instead of aluminum has improved energy efficiency from 78 percent with aluminum to 80 percent with copper
  • An Enabling Technology Centre has been set up at NFTDC, Hyderabad to enable manufacturers to understand the technology
  • Successful trials have been conducted on the laminations supplied for the rotors for agriculture pump sets, ceiling fan motors and electric vehicle motors
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