Energy Department

Energy Department of IISWBM


MBA PS (Energy Management): Overview

Indian economy is growing fast. Its GDP is growing at the rate of 8.5 % approximately. To sustain this growth the Power Industry should grow approximately at the rate of 10 % considering the present shortage situation. It is estimated that India must add generating capacity at the rate of 10,000 MW per annum. It is well recognized that the quickest and the most cost-effective way of meeting the need of capacity addition is to improve efficiencies in production, transmission, distribution and utilization of energy. Yet the Energy Intensity in India is much above those in developed nations. So far the efforts in matters of capacity addition both in renewable and non-renewable sources and improvement of energy efficiency have been inadequate in both Govt. and Private Sectors. Hence, considerable opportunity exists for Private Entrepreneurs in these areas in India. Environmental issues and Carbon Trading has added a new dimension to the opportunities. The Government of India enacted the Energy Conservation Act 2001 which calls for special attention for energy conservation and audit.
As per Act, already 14 energy intensive industries and the commercial buildings listed in ECA 2001, as following:

    1. Aluminium
    2. Fertilizers
    3. Iron and Steel
    4. Cement
    5. Pulp and paper
    6. Chlor Akali
    7. Sugar
    8. Textile
    9. Chemicals
    10. Railways
    11. Port Trust
    12. Transport Sector (industries and services)
    13. Petrochemicals, Gas Crackers, Naphtha Crackers and Petroleum Refineries
    14. Thermal Power Stations, hydel power stations, electricity transmission companies and distribution companies
    15. Commercial buildings or establishments.

The Energy Management Department of Master in Public Systems Management Programme (MPSM) has a well equipped laboratory with a number of electrical and mechanical energy measuring equipment for conducting Energy Audit, possible even in the hard-core process industries. It extends consultancy services on efficient use of energy, renewable energy utilization and other areas of energy management. So far about 100 energy audit studies have been carried out by the department, mostly in industrial plants. Since 1992, in the field of Energy Management, various MDPs, Training Programmes, etc were conducted including that of United Nations. To cater to the need of working executives and engineers, a Short Term course (STC) on Energy Management and Audit is conducted with participation from WBPDCL, TCS, erstwhile WBSEB, CESC Ltd., Birla Insulators, Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC), Eastern Railway, PWD, KUSP, Electricity Department of A & N Islands and Ordnance Factories. The seventh batch of STC will commence in December 2009.
The Department set up an “Energy Club”, following recommendations made in an ESCAP-sponsored international training programme, within the Institute, in 2001. The club meets regularly, with a need to implementing energy conservation methodologies in real life situations and to impart a momentum to the process of Energy Management and Energy Awareness Programme in the country.
A Green House Gas Accounting Cell (EGHGAC) was established at IISWBM on January 6, 2005 in partnership with Energy Wise India (EWI) – a project of USAID. The mission of the Cell is to establish a permanent entity that can encourage industrial energy efficiency and promote awareness and reduction of Green House Gas emission by providing sustainable services to the industry in the eastern region of India.
Since 1993 the PG Programme in Energy Management, now (since 2009) upgraded to Master Degree in Energy Management by Calcutta University, has carried out more than 21 industrial energy conservation consultancy projects, about 200 energy studies and a number of industry visits and reports. More than 300 energy management post-graduates have come out of the programme since 1993 and many are serving key positions in public and private sector companies, pursuing higher studies / research in home and other countries such as Japan, Thailand, UK, USA and Germany – such as IGES of Japan, Ecofys of the Netharlands, Cyprus, Cambridge, Coventry and Kassel University in Europe.
We look forward to Industry-Institute and Institute-Institute joint activities in the areas of Energy Management.