Whirlpool Corporation Increases Sustainability Efforts in India
One megawatt. That’s the equivalent of the average yearly electricity consumption of 9,733 homes in India. That’s also the size of Whirlpool India’s newest solar array installation at its Pune, Maharashtra plant, helping to offset the plant’s electricity needs by more than 15 percent.
Initiatives like this solar panel installation are why Whirlpool India earned first place in the refrigeration category for the 2016 National Energy Conservation Award. The honor, sponsored annually by India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency, is recognition of Whirlpool Corporation’s overall energy conservation efforts at plants across India.
At the company’s plant in Faridabad, Haryana, 600-thousand liters of high-speed diesel fuel was eliminated and replaced with piped natural gas to improve air quality in the on-site paint shop. The Faridabad plant also increased its existing solar array from 100 to 250 kilowatts (kW), offsetting the energy equivalent to the average yearly electricity consumption of 1,460 homes in India.
With adjustments like this to plants and processes, Whirlpool Corporation continues to demonstrate commitment to improving its sustainability practices in regions around the world.
To read more about the company’s global initiatives, click here to access the complete 2016 Sustainability Report. The annual Sustainability Report is based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) model, an international independent standards organization that helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate their impacts on issues such as climate change, human rights and corruption.