Energy Management Cell

Committee

Dr. Imthias Ahamed.T.P      – Chairman (EEE)

Dr. C.Ushadevi Amma.C    – Convener (EEE)

Dr.Sheeba.O                         – Member (ECE)

Prof. A. Ashfak                     – Member (ME)

Smt.Geetha.B                       – Member (AO)

Shri. Hany .S.F                     – Member (EEE)

Students Union Chairman

ENERGY POLICY FOR T.K.M COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING.

Aspects of energy policy include the creation of awareness regarding Energy Conservation and management. Energy is an important entity of the campus. Hence, it is essential that campus adopt an energy policy to promote the proper management and conservation of energy as well as the use of renewable energy. The features of the energy system used in the campus are:

Electricity:

  • Power supply from KSEB Ltd received at indoor transformer substation of installed capacity 500 kVA (11kV/415V)
  • APFC based control panel is installed for PF improvement
  • Separate distribution boards are provided in each block of the institution
  • Annual energy consumption for the campus is : 3,70,824 KWh (November 2014 to October 2015).

Power back-up:

  • Stand-by supply: Two Diesel Generator sets of capacity 200 &30 kVA are provided in the college campus.
  • Additional power back up of 100 kVA UPS distributed around the campus.
  • Computing facilities are provided with Power back-up through dedicated UPS.
  • A 200 kVA diesel generator will be commissioned within couple of weeks.

The institute’s energy policy is formulated to promote:-

  1. Energy Conservation
  2. Management
  3. Use of Renewable Resources.

Policy

  1. TKM Community will be aware of this policy and realize the need for energy conservation and management.
  2. All stake holders will be encouraged to support and participate in energy conservation.
  3. Facilities Management centre will ensure that the necessary energy conservation measures are implemented.
  4. Construction department will get clearance from energy management cell during construction and renovation to make sure that new buildings will be as far as possible the net zero buildings.
  5. The institute will plan activity so that the maximum demand will be managed by rescheduling the lab timetables.
  6. The various energy resources (KSEB supply, diesel generators and renewable sources) will be properly utilized in such a way that the total energy cost incurred by the college is minimized.
  7. The institute will adopt temperature guidelines for software laboratories and seminar halls with air conditioners.
  8. The energy policy will be reviewed by the Energy management cell once in two years.

Procedures

  1. To conserve energy, the institute will go for energy auditing once in two years.
  2. Based on the report of energy audit, the energy inefficient equipments will be replaced
  3. Doors and windows of class rooms would be kept open during office hours so that day light can be harvested and the energy requirement for interior lighting is minimum.
  4. Solar energy system will be implemented for campus exterior lighting.
  5. The college will go for building automation to turn off lights in unoccupied areas.
  6. The software laboratories and major seminar halls has Air conditioning loads. In order to maintain reasonable comfort and lower energy consumption, all Air conditioners are set in the range 75-770 F (24-26oC).
  7. The office lights, computers, printers, monitors and copier machines will be switched off at the end of each working day. Under normal circumstances all computers should be turned off when not in use.
  8. When the college plans new construction as far as possible, the building will be designed to be energy zero building.