The Verka milk plant here will save electricity to the tune of Rs 35 lakh per annum and reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 47%, thanks to an energy-saving device that was installed at the plant last week.
The device has been set up with the help of a Japanese technology-driven electric heat pump (EHP) at a cost of Rs 1.8 crore.
The technology has been adopted under a pilot project, making the Chandigarh milk plant the first such industrial unit to adopt the EHP system.
"The target is to achieve energy efficiency and adopt environment-friendly technology. If all goes well, the system will be installed in other milk plants as well," Milkfed managing director Alaknanda Dayal said here.
The EHP system was installed by engineers from the Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA), which is working in tandem with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) to promote the application of low-carbon technology in India, she added.