Energy Efficiency in Steel Re-rolling Mills

What is the Project About

Steel production is an energy-intensive process that generates a large amount of solid waste and greenhouse gases. In partnership with the Ministry of Steel, Government of India, the project aims to increase energy efficiency of steel re-rolling mills sector, reduce associated emissions and enable penetration of environmentally-sustainable, energy efficient technologies in this sector.

What Have We Accomplished So Far

What Have We Accomplished So Far
  • Identification and popularization of 10 technology packages for intervention in the re-heating furnace and 19 eco-tech options to enable greater energy efficiency in rolling mill processes

  • Significant savings through implementation of energy-efficient technologies in 29 SRRM units resulting in savings of 87,819,968 megajoules of energy conserved and reduction of 131,738 tons of carbon dioxide

  • Close to US$ 7.24 million has been invested in 16 units that undertook energy audits saving close to US$ 9.14 million in fuel costs

  • National and state recognitions to several model SRRM units for energy efficiency

  • Greater awareness generated through training and capacity building programmes to internalize energy efficiency and conservation measures

  • A range of knowledge products are utilized as awareness building tools including a portal (http://undpgefsteel.gov.in), project information packages, audio visuals and documentaries, newsletters and brochures

Funding Support by



Donor Name Amount Contributed
Global Environment Facility (GEF) US$ 6,750,000


Expenditure in Previous Fiscal Years

Year Amount
2012 US$ 1,445,346
2011 US$ 1,013,746
2010 US$ 758,392
2009 US$ 750,489
2008 US$ 802,111
2007 US$ 677,120
2006 US$ 325,960
2005 US$ 374,684
2004 US$ 39,353


US$ 1,013,146

Story of Change

Innovations of Steel

Innovations of Steel
A joint partnership between UNDP and the Ministry of Steel, Government of India and Global Environment Facility is helping energy-intensive steel sector save up to 40 percent on energy consumption enabling entrepreneurs to reap greater profits.

In the News

Project Overview
Status:
Closed
Project Start Date:
2004
End Date:
2013
Geographic Coverage:
Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal
Focus Area:
Environment and Energy
MDG:
Goal 7 - Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Project Officer:
Mr. S N Srinivas
Partners:
Ministry of Steel, Government of India
Highlights
  • Steel production in India is an energy intensive process that generates a significant amount of carbon dioxide and other pollutants
  • The project aims to increase energy efficiency of steel re-rolling mills sector to reduce associated emission of greenhouse gases
  • About 87,819,968 megajoules of energy conserved and reduction of 131,738 tons of carbon dioxide through implementation of energy-efficient technologies in 29 SRRM units
  • Close to US$ 7.24 million has been invested in 16 units that undertook energy audits, saving close to US$ 9.14 million in fuel costs
  • National and state recognitions to several model SRRM units for energy efficiency
  • Greater awareness generated through training and capacity building programmes