14.12.2023: Energy Conservation week was observed in Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala from 08.12.2023 to 14.12.2023. The week concluded with a seminar which was presided over by Shri S. Srinivas, General Manager of RCF. It had guest lectures / presentations on energy conservation by Dr. G Sridhar , Director General / National Institute of Bio-Energy , Kapurthalaand Dr Anurag Kumar Tiwari, Professor/ Chemical Energy at NIT / Jalandhar .
In his inaugural address , Shri S Srinivas said that menaces of global warming are many but RCF has adopted several energy conservation measures to combat it. Use of solar energy, lighter coaches, energy efficient trainsets, regeneration of energy, wind resistance measures in coaches are proving helpful in energy conservation.Dr. G Sridhar in his address stressed upon embracing energy safety measures, periodic energy audits, employees awareness training , energy saving equipments besides developing technologies that have societal relevance and this can enhance the contribution of bioenergy in India towards carbon neutrality. Dr. Anurag Kumar Tiwari in his presentation on application of Solar Energy Systems emphasized on reduction of consumption, reducing the manufacturing products and recycling of raw materials to enhance energy efficiency.Both speakers hailed RCF’s contribution in energy conservation. Shri Rahul Gosain , Chief Plant Engineer presented a presentation on Energy Conservation measures in RCF. The seminar was hosted by Electrical Department under the guidance of Shri R K Jain, Principal Chief Electrical Engineer of RCF.
Banners, posters were displayed in RCF campusduring the week to sensitise people on energy conservation. Officers and employes wore conservation badges to spread awareness of the importance of Energy Conservation.