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Energy efficiency technology transformation in metal casting in Southern India

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Background

The Coimbatore District in the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India is the site of an energy intensive cluster of more than 600 small-scale grey iron metal foundries which consume 180000 tons of coke and 600 million kWh of electricity a year. There is already a wider multi-agency project to facilitate general business development in the Coimbatore cluster but energy efficiency investments do not happen because there is little awareness of the available solutions on all sides and a lack of local EE service providers.

Purpose

To accelerate the adoption of cleaner and more energy efficient technology in the Coimbatore metal-casting cluster by building capacities on both supply and demand sides with training for customers and service providers and dialogue with government and financial institutions.

Implementor

The Energy and Resources Institute