High Efficiency Motors Accelerated Replacement Program



Electric motors use around 70% of the electricity consumed by industry, globally. Since industry accounts for around 40% of the electricity demand in India, it follows that motors use around 28 % of total electricity making it a larger user than lighting at 24%. Historically, the motors sold in India have had much lower energy-efficiencies than the improved designs available today. Since motors have long lifetimes that can extend up to 20 years or beyond, in a Business-As-Usual scenario, it will take many years of sales of new, more efficient motors to have a discernible impact on the overall efficiency of the installed stock, even if these were to be mandated, which is not the case in India as yet. Therefore, there is a need for a program to accelerate the replacement of inefficient motors and save on industrial electricity consumption.



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