Chennai, India. Photo Credit: nashcode


India is the world's third largest and fasted growing emitter of greenhouse gases, with a dramatically increasing need for energy predicted for next decade. The industrial sector accounts for 30% of the country's energy consumption, with iron and steel, chemical/petrochemicals, and cement accounting for half of all industrial energy consumption. To reduce emissions and help India's rapid growth be more sustainable, the industrial sector needs to increase energy efficiency.

To help India reduce emissions, ISC is developing and delivering trainings in energy assessment and management to build the skills and knowledge of energy engineers and practitioners from energy-intensive factories, universities, energy conservation centers, and other trainers. The workshops give practitioners access to proven tools used to assess, manage and improve efficiency across India's industrial sector.

In addition, ISC is accelerating the growth and adoption of energy efficiency in India by identifying practitioners for additional training, developing and delivering webinars and self-assessment tools, and building training programs modeled after our successful Environment, Health and Safety Academy in China.

Our work in India is made possible through partnerships with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Confederation of Indian Industry, and the Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy.

Tangible Results

  • 140 industrial engineers, energy experts, and efficiency trainers attended 3-day workshops in Chennai, Jamshedpur, Hyderabad, and Amedabad on increasing the efficiency of heating systems used in the industrial process (process heat) and steam systems used to generate both heat and electricity.
  • Over 100 practitioners attended webinars led by DOE Qualified Specialists on assessing the efficiency of process heat and steam systems.
Jamshedpur, India. Photo Credit: Oak Ridge National Laboratory