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IT Industry in Andhra Pradesh comes out with innovative best practices to save electric power using Green Technology

Hyderabad|India|Sept'2012: The IT Industry which had already instituted many measures to save power in the past have now come out with a list of best practices using Green Technology and innovative measure to effect significant savings in power utilization. The President of the IT and ITES Industry Association of Andhra Pradesh (ITsAP) Mr. V Rajanna,  emphasized that the industry believes that these measures will go a long way in conserving the scare resource of electric power for the overall benefit of the society at a large in the state.  The Industry is creating more awareness among its employees so that some of the best practices can be followed and implemented in the homes as well, added Rajanna.

Some of the best practices highlighted are listed below:

1.Systems and Monitors:
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      Consolidated IT Infrastructure using  virtualization techniques.
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      Introduction of THIN COMPUTING where user Desktops were replaced   with Thin Clients, as the complete Infrastructure.
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      Control of CO2 Emission.
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      Replace CRT's with TFT monitors (70% reduction in power).
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      Optimizing the usage of backup UPS power. 

2.Lighting: -Monitoring and controlling the lights through BMS to save the energy.
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 100% utilization Solar Power.
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 Use of motion sensors for the lighting system wherever possible to save energy / Auto off System while break timing with power save model.
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 Installation of Aircon Energy savers.
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Voltage Optimization.
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Day Light Savings.
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Reduced ceiling lights lit in each floor to 50% by turning off alternate lights.
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Pull chord switches provided (in the absence of motion sensor).
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Reduce the workstation lighting to 300 Lux level compared to the 500-600 Lux level as per the initial Lighting designs.
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Installation of Lighting Energy Saver (ES 25).

3.Air Conditioning:-Optimization of A/Cs usage -  Load controlling through AHUs.
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 VRV Air Conditioning Systems for small clusters and individual control of AC cassettes.
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Auto-off of AC's while break timing with power save model.
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Use of Air Cooler instead of AC during rainy season and winters.
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Temp increased by 1-2 deg as per ambient temp on daily basis.
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For 24X7 projects, keep chillers on up to 930 Pm and after which only AHU are kept ON.
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Installation of VFD’s for Chiller secondary pumps & all AHU’s.
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Chiller operation optimization according to the employee occupancy and ambient temperatures and to run on part load.
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Cassette ACs for conference rooms etc so AC can be switched on only when the rooms are in use.
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Installation of Solar Hybrid AC in security gate-3 (on a trial basis). 

4.General:
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 Installation of Harmonic filters in power distribution system resulting in a 6-8% power saving.
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Data driven approach: Understanding of Baseline metrics and available benchmark. Monthly reporting and comparison of improvement across facilities.
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 Weekly best practice conference calls.
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“I – Manager”- Introduction of software controlled management of Air conditioning in 420 in- house training accommodation facilities by one of the software company.
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Energy Audit and Awareness campaigns.

-Sept'2012

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