At a virtual award ceremony hosted by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Voltas Limited was honoured with the ‘National Energy Conservation Award 2020’ for Power and New & Renewable Energy and Minister of State in Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship for its exemplary achievement in the challenging times of the pandemic. Shri R.K Singh, Hon’ble Minister of State (I/C) felicitated the company with the award on 11th of January, 2021.
The award has been launched by the Ministry of Power, Govt. of India in 1991 to recognise such industries and establishments that while maintaining their production, have taken special efforts to reduce energy consumption. Proving that Voltas is a flag bearer in taking initiatives to build an energy-efficient nation through innovation, infrastructure and services as a brand, and as an organization, the company has been felicitated with this esteemed award for the fourth time now.
Outperforming all others, Voltas was judged on the following two categories:
- Appliance of the Year in Air Conditioners (Variable Speed)
- Appliance of the Year in Air Conditioners (Fixed Speed)
Through its large-scale rural electrification projects, world-class consumer products, tree plantation drives and recycling resources, when it comes to building awareness, and take initiatives to build an energy-efficient nation, Voltas has always been a flag bearer.
Speaking on the occasion, Pradeep Bakshi, Managing Director and CEO said, “We are delighted to receive the Appliance of the Year in Air Conditioners Award at the National Energy Conservation Awards 2020. At Voltas, it has always been our endeavour to offer appliances that are conscious of a greener and more environmentally friendly future. We have been working tirelessly to introduce products and technologies that would lead to more energy savings. Our differentiated positioning of energy efficiency is based on intelligent design and innovative cooling, doubling up to provide not only cost-effectiveness but also the highest levels of energy efficiency.
As energy consumption increases at an alarming rate, protecting and preserving our environment continues to form a prominent part of Voltas’ commitment. We are thankful to the Ministry of Power and Bureau of Energy Efficiency for recognizing our innovations and addressing the increasing need for energy-efficient products in the country. I would also like to take this moment to thank the incredible engineers at Voltas, without whom we would not be able to reach the heights of success that we currently enjoy.”
Voltas has worked for six decades to deliver high levels of energy efficiency in introducing various innovations. This company was among a few of the brands who encouraged patrons to adopt an energy-conscious journey by introduced the star rating concept in the industry. Voltas has launched India’s first energy-efficient Air Conditioner in 2007, the first Inverter Window AC in India and All Star Inverter AC range along with India’s first Adjustable Inverter AC range with flexible tonnage options and India’s first 5-star rated Front-load Washing machine.
In the last couple of years, Voltas enabled rural electrification in 7000+ villages, beyond products and its facilities generated 15 lac KWH of solar energy. Voltas truly believes that even the smallest step can make a big difference and as its own part it has recycled and regenerated 100% energy and planted 1500 trees in FY20 to make our planet greener and cleaner and the company urges its consumers and peers to consciously use appliances and products that save energy.