The IEAC has already completed seven detailed assessments and 24 Walk-Through Assessments between January and July 2019 and has provided technological solutions that will help each industry obtain project savings between Rs. 50 lakh and Rs. 1 crore, if implemented. A couple of firms had already implemented the suggestions and accrued savings to the tune of Rs. 20 lakh.
The assessments were across sectors such as biscuit manufacturing, textile manufacturing and elevator manufacturers.
IIT Madras hopes to help establish similar cells in institutes of national importance such as other IITs and National Institutes of Technology (NITs), which can help industries in their respective regions. Establishment of IEACs is proposed to enable a structured, accountable and ongoing approach towards energy and safety in manufacturing.