First of its kind in India: Electric Heat Pump (EHP) system at Milk Plant, Chandigarh

Rabhi Abdessalem (PhD), IGES

On 28 June 2013, an Electric Heat Pump (EHP) system was successfully installed at Verka Milk Plant, Chandigarh. It is the first of its kind in India. It has been installed under a 4 year research project entitled “Research Partnership for the Application of Low Carbon Technology for Sustainable Development” being conducted by the Institute for Global Environment Strategies (IGES), Japan, jointly with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, and funded by SATREPS scheme (JICA/JST) . The goal of project is to promote energy efficiency and low-carbon technology application in Indian small and medium enterprises.

This pilot project is expected to result in the following:

Primary energy saving 54%
CO2 emissions reduction 47%
Cost saving 77%

Speaking on the occasion, Alaknanda Dayal, IAS MD, Milkfed Punjab, Chandigarh appreciated the initiative by TERI and IGES, and expressed hope that application of such technologies will be replicated by the processing industry in general and the Dairy Industry in particular to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions. The role of the team engaged in the successful commissioning of the system was also lauded.

The pilot plant at Chandigarh is the first of its kind in India and will act as a demonstration site for other Dairy Units & Milk Plants in India interested in knowing more about this green technology.

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