United Electrical industries(UEI), a Kerala Government public sector company based at Kollam received recognition for their efforts in energy conservation. Kerala Electricity minister Sri. AK Balan presented Kerala energy conservation award-2008 and Rs.10000/- cash prize to UNILEC director Sri. R Suku in a function held at Palakkad Municipal town hall on 14-12-2008 in connection with the energy conservation day.
The message of energy conservation should be taken up as an individual duty if the State was to tide over power shortage in future, Electricity Minister A K Balan said after distributing the energy productivity awards. Increasing power production and reducing consumption were equally important, he said. Power consumption was going up both in the urban and rural areas.The minister said that annually 16,000 million units of electricity were being distributed in the state.
Energy audit was started in the company with the help of an energy & safety consultant. UEI was able to reduce the contract demand from 250KVA to 150KVA without affecting production. 35HP compressor was replaced with 3HP. Renewable energy was utilised for functioning of galavanisation plant.
All conventional chokes were replaced with electronic ballast and incandascent lamps with CFLs. Consumption in each production area was monitored with separate energy meters and corrected excess consumptions, if any. Shift re-arranging was done with out affecting production to reduce consumption during peak hours. All employees were motivated to implement energy conservation procedures in the company.
The success story of United Electrical Industries, Kollam, is really amazing. The UEI was one of the units listed for closure because of recurring losses. The company is now on the path of growth and diversification. Production of energy metres has gone upto 1.5 lakh a month from 18,000. The Company manufactures Electricity House Service Energy Meters of both Electro-Mechanical and Static types, Motor Starters ,Contactors and Galvanised items. ‘Unilec’ brand Energy Meters and Motor Starters are well accepted all over India.UEI has a team of professionally qualified officers and experienced, skilled technicians in its workforce.The Company is certified ISO 9001:2000 and the products are ISI marked.
United Electrical Industries Ltd. locally known as Meter Company is located 5 KM from Kollam city towards Trivandrum by the side of the National Highway. The company was incorporated in the year 1950.