
ForbesGokak Mills 

Client: ForbesGokak Mills


Background: Forbes Gokak Mills was established in the year 1885. It is a composite mill manufacturing of cotton yarns to textiles. It exports nearly 50% of its product range. It has its own hydro power station of 4.2 MW to power the mill and has a total connected load of 14.2 MW. The mill has steam boilers which are husk fired. The total cost of energy during the year of 1997 was Rs. 9.2 Crores. Energy audit was carried out and total potential for savings of the order of Rs. 199 lakhs per annum at an investment level of Rs. 252 lakhs, giving an overall average pay back of 1.27 years. Energy Audity identified savings potential of 78 lakh KWh of electrical and 12.4 lakh kg. of steam per year valued total of Rs. 199 lakhs at the 1997 prices. The investment for this was estimated to be around Rs. 252 lakhs, thus a payback period of 1.3 years. Recommendations:
