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ICA hosts national seminar on energy efficient motor standards

New Delhi, 20 February 2019: International Copper Association (ICA) India hosted the national seminar on ‘Energy Efficient Motor Standards & Emerging Challenges’ in New Delhi. The guests of honour for the event were Ravinder, Joint Secretary, DIPP and RK Bajaj, DDG, BIS who delivered keynote address. Sharing his views Ravinder cited that the import of sub-standard motors should be controlled and customs can help by keeping a check and barring them from entering India eventually helping in the adoption of IS across the country.
 
“ICA has always been at the forefront for taking initiatives to provide a platform for dialogue between the governing bodies, regulatory bodies and industries to bridge the gaps and work collectively with the larger vision of betterment for the national economy. We hope that our seminar on energy efficient motor standards would have provided all the stakeholders the ground to come up with solutions for the challenges related to adoption of Higher Efficiency Motors (HEMs) and finding new solutions for transforming the national markets towards high efficiency motors and motor systems,” said Sanjeev Ranjan, Managing Director, International Copper Association India.
 
Sharing his views Abhishek Dhupar, Manager, Motor & Motor Driven Systems, ICA said “Since IS 12615 was brought under mandatory certification for improving efficiency standard for motors in India, the demand and usage of IE2 and above motors has increased and hence this seminar was an effort to address the issues related to mandatory certification. It is heartening to see that the industry participated in this seminar wholeheartedly. We believe that the discussions that have taken place here today will lead to executable solutions.”
 
The seminar had experts from DIPP, BIS, Siemens, KBL, ERDA and ICA India discussing topics around the role of BIS as national standards body of India, IS, the latest global trends and opportunities with respect to the energy efficient motors, an interpretation of the challenges to comply with IS 12615: 2018, the current status of HEMs adoption, the grouping guidelines and implementation of QCO and the current scenario and capabilities of test labs as per IS 12615:2018. The summit was able to attract a diverse set of participants from government, policy makers, manufacturers and consultants namely, DMRC, EIL, ABB, Crompton, Havells, IEC, Grundfos, Usha International to name a few. Over 70 attendees from across the motor manufacturer eco-system participated in the event.

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