The Climate Group wins award for influential LED lighting project in India
- 23 November 2011
NEW DELHI: The Climate Group has won the Frost & Sullivan India LED Lighting Market Excellence Awards, for our LED lighting program work such as our project in Kolkata, India, which has inspired LED scale-up across the country.
We won the award for ‘Customer Value Enhancement through Business Model’, as judges of the award applauded the project for its winning business model which encouraged similar endeavors.
Our Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) Street Lighting initiative to introduce the business model of fund sharing between the KMC and Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has triggered the pilot phase of the project to accelerate similar projects nationwide.
The awards wrap-up research studies on the LED lighting market in India that Frost & Sullivan executed throughout 2011.
Frost & Sullivan’s awards were presented at a ceremony co-hosted with SEMI, the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chain for the micro and nano-electronic industries on November 16, 2011, to conclude the Second Annual Executive Congress on LED Lighting.
Speakers at the Summit included Niju V, Deputy Director, Automation & Electronics, South Asia & Middle East, and Deepa Doraiswamy, Industry Manager, Electronics & Security, both of Frost & Sullivan India, as well as government and business leaders including Dr. Sandeep Garg, Energy Economist, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Debashish Paul Choudhury, President, SEMI India, Hari Chereddi, Managing Director, Sujana Energy, Ramadas Patil, General Manager-SSL, Moser Baer India and Sanjeev Nimkar, Marketing Director, Lighting Solutions, Philips Electronics India.
Keeping the challenges and opportunities for LED lighting suppliers and users in perspective, discussion revolved around:
- current and future India LED lighting market scenarios
- local and indigenous manufacturing
- return on investment for street lighting
- energy efficiency in industrial and commercial sectors
- the marriage of solar and LED
Aditi Dass, Consultant, The Climate Group says: ‘This day-long event brought together an impressive number of leading LED suppliers, conventional lighting suppliers and commercial users of LED lighting from key industry sectors such as Government (State & Central), NGOs, railways and automotive, as well as value chain partners like ESCOs, building contractors, system integrators, energy consultants and architects in India. The Summit and Ceremony were buzzing with the specific and definite purpose of successfully brainstorming strategies for LED lighting penetration in key industry sectors, and clearly advancing the Clean Revolution in the lighting industry.’