Clean Energy for Households
The household use of PNG has picked up in India especially with multiple use of natural gas in the houses. PNG can be used for cooking, water heating, space heating, air conditioning, refrigeration and power generation. The concept of a single switch solution in the household sector is picking up momentum. This concept provides that a household could be a self-contained gas user to meet all its energy needs in one go.
GAIL and its CGD Joint Venture Companies / Subsidiaries have provided PNG connections for around 40.94 Lakhs households. It is pertinent to note that GAIL and its CGD JVCs / Subsidiaries are currently providing approximately 66% of the total PNG connections in India.
CCost and supply of energy can play a significant role in industrial operations. Industries require a continuous and reliable natural gas supply which can provide better efficiency and economy. A broad range of industries like Chemicals, Food Processing, Engineering Goods, Power Generation, Glass Industries etc. are using Industrial PNG. Gas is used by these industries for application like Heating - Boiler, Thermic Fluid Heater, Furnace; Cooling- Absorption Chiller; Power- Gas Engine and Gas Turbine; Process- for dryers, furnace, oven etc.
GAIL and its CGD Joint Venture Companies / Subsidiaries are supplying PNG to over 3723 industrial units across the country.
In the commercial sector, PNG has been found to be very useful in applications like cooking, air conditioning and power generation. The quality of services plays a significant role in the commercial sector. This customer oriented segment comprises of Hotels, Restaurants, Hospitals, Dairies, Bakeries, Cold Storages, Malls, Shopping Complexes, Shops, Educational institutes, Hostels etc. Major applications of PNG in this category are in kitchens, ovens, boilers, geysers, refrigerators etc. Some Complexes, offices, malls use PNG for power generation and Air Conditioning also.
There is thus no hassle of handling, refilling and changing of cylinders. The uninterrupted supply of the natural gas as fuel to the commercial units helps them to provide better quality of service to its customers. When compared with other available alternative fuels like commercial LPG, PNG is cheaper. Further, GAIL and its CGD Joint Venture Companies / Subsidiaries are supplying PNG to over 11108 commercial units.