India is faced with the challenge of sustaining its rapid economic growth while dealing with the global threat of Climate change.
Climate change might alter the
distribution and quality of India's natural resources and adversely affect the livelihood of its people. With an economy closely knitted to its natural resources base and Climate sensitive sectors such as agriculture, water and forestry India may face threat in future due to climate change.
In its search for ecological sustainable alternatives and recognizing climate change as a global issue, India stands committed to reduce its per capita Green house gas emission and limit it below that of the developed Countries even as it pursues its development objectives.
The strategy developed to make power available to all by 2012 includes promotion of energy efficiency and its conservation in the country, which is found to be the least cost option to augment the gap between demand and supply. Nearly 25,000 MW of capacity creation through energy efficiency in the electricity sector alone has been estimated in India.
THE MOVEMENT CALLED "OPAL"
Energised by the initiative and its importance, a small step was taken by a Master in Electrical Engineering, Mr.Ramaraj, establishing a partnership firm - M/s.Eltrostreaks - in the year 1989 with SSI & NSIC registration for exclusive manufacture of Electronic Ballast under the brand name "OPAL", an Energy Saving Device in the field of lighting. The constitution of the firm was changed to a Private Limited Company in March 2007 and was rechristened as "Opal Energy Solution (P) Ltd"., with Registered Office at Peravurani, Thanjavur District and Administrative Office at Chennai.
Today, the manufacturing facility is in a sprawling area of 2.34 acres with a state-of-the art manufacturing unit with a built-up area of 20,000 sq.ft on the outskirts of Peravurani in Thanjavur District of Tamil Nadu. With a staff strength of more than 200 employees, 90 % of whom are women, the factory with most modern machineries and test equipments has an installed capacity to manufacture 100,000 Ballast units per month. Presently, it produces about 84 varieties of Electronic Ballasts for various lighting applications.
By the sheer quality of the product, the company could penetrate Western India with wider acceptance in Maharashtra & Gujarat. The company has a pan India network of more than 100 distributors with the exception of Eastern part of the country.
The factory was awarded for Performance Excellence by the Government of Tamilnadu in the year 1991 & 1994. In the year 2000, the factory was awarded ISO 9001 Certification.
The factory has RoHS facility to cater to the needs of Europian Union requirements of Electronic Ballasts. The company is exporting world class products to many countries including USA, UK and New Zealand.
In order to sensitise the people with the awareness concerning energy efficiency and conservation, the company conducts regularly lots of seminars in various forums and places. It also undertakes socio-economic activities in the district like
With the sole aim to manufacture exclusively Energy Saving Devices, contributing its might towards energy saving for the Nation and in turn to the Earth indirectly working towards the cause of Climate Change Programme of the world, Opal is proud to be part of this movement and takes pride in its contribution in saving of power to the tune of 36 MW to our Country, which is worth about Rs.216 Crores on the investment side and continues to contribute to annual energy saving of 103 million units of power worth about Rs.20.70 Crores. Opal has plans to manufacture Energy Efficient Lighting Fixtures too to save energy to the country and a separate division is in place for this since April 2009 at its manufacturing facility.