Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation
India

Population: 1061447
Area of jurisdiction: 247 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
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Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
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Government GHG Emissions
2014

Mitigation actions

Biogas Plant at Nanjundapuram Crematorium
Bio-gas plant constructed at Nanjundapuram crematorium at Rs. 48 lakh to fire the gasifier crematorium there. Before bio-gas plant, the Corporation uses two liquefied petroleum gas cylinders at commercial price, incurring close to Rs. 3,200 a day. Using 60 cylinders or so a month, the Corporation cremates 100 – 110 bodies. Now the Corporation saved 60 cylinders usage in a month by using bio-gas for the crematorium. Start year  
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Supply and fixing of 151 lights with 90w and 120w LED fittings
Supply and fixing of 151 lights with 90w and 120w LED fittings in ex. TNEB poles with Clamp and Bracket at various areas in ward nos. 86, 92 & 93. Tender has been invited for this purpose. Start year  
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Supply & Erection of 186 Nos of Solar Street lights with 27 watts LED fittings
Supply & Erection of 186 Nos of 15’ Solar Street light with 27 watts LED fittings in ward nos. 11, 15, 18, 20, 37 to 40, 55 to 66, 74 & 75. Tender has been invited and the work is under process. Start year  
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Installation of LED lights at Athupalam junction, Palakkad road
At Athupalam junction, Palakkad road, 204 streetlight poles have been erected and 408 LED lights of 120 watt each has been fixed at a cost of Rs 2.99 crore as allotted by the corporation. Start year  
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Solar power street lights installed at the Big Tank Bunk
Solar Street Lights: 68 nos. of solar power street lights were installed along the Big Tank Bunk road. Start year  
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Solar Power Plant projects in 5 locations with total capacity of 350 KW
The Coimbatore Corporation has decided to implement five solar power plant projects with total capacity of 350 KW under the Pilot Solar Cities scheme. The total cost is estimated at Rs. 3.75 crore, with each plant costing Rs. 75 lakhs. These include 70 kW projects at the Velliangadu water pumping station, Velliangadu drinking water treatment plant, Ondipudur sewage treatment plant, Ukkadam sewage treatment plant and the Vellalore dump yard. The tenders have been finalised and necessary work orders are issued and the implementation is under process now. Start year  
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Provision of Solar Rooftops in 3 Corporation bus stands
Provision of Solar Rooftops: There are 3 Corporation bus stands have been converted in to solar power through the roop top solar power plant with a capacity of 22.5 KW (each 7.5 KW). With the objective to increasing its solar power consumption and thereby reducing its dependence on conventional power, the Coimbatore Corporation commissioned these solar roop tops. Start year  
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Provision of Solar Rooftops in 16 Corporation schools
Provision of Solar Rooftops: There are 16 Corporation schools have been converted in to solar power through the roop top solar power plant with a capacity of 120 KW (each 7.5KW). With the objective to increasing its solar power consumption and thereby reducing its dependence on conventional power, the Coimbatore Corporation commissioned these solar roop tops. Start year  
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Provision of Solar Rooftops in 6 Corporation hospitals
Provision of Solar Rooftops: There are 6 Corporation hospitals have been converted in to solar power through the roop top solar power plant with a capacity of 45 KW (each 7.5KW). With the objective to increasing its solar power consumption and thereby reducing its dependence on conventional power, the Coimbatore Corporation commissioned these solar roop tops. Start year  
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Integrating urban climate guidelines through clean technologies at the state and city level to build sustainable low carbon cities
Cities involved:Trichy, Tirunelveli and Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu and Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udairpur, and Kota in Rajasthan. 2 Indian states (Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan) notify guidelines on urban low carbon actions and to leverage national and international financing options and adopting city level MRV system. Start year 2011
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Urban Climate Project
Cities participated:Coimbatore & Rajkot The Urban Climate Project aims towards a comprehensive and multi sector clean development strategy backed by real investment capital mainly targeting the JNNURM scheme. The Urban Climate Project is funded under the Asia Pacific Partnership Program by the United States Department of State. Through the Urban Climate Project ICLEI-SA with support from NIUA aims to assist the city implement infrastructure projects (through technical and to some extent financial support) by including cleaner and efficient technologies and also model GHG deflections to showcase benefits. Activities Completed: 1. Setting up Steering and Technical Advisory Groups. 2. Developing a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) and energy use baseline for these cities. 3. Engaging expert consultants to design the city level JNNURM (Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission- is a massive city modernization scheme launched by Government of India) projects implementation plan with a multi-sector set of energy/GHG interventions, and model deflections against the baseline with a goal of reaching a 10-20% reduction of energy and GHG emissions. 4. Working with the cities to guide project implementation under JNNURM. 5. Distributing knowledge to other JNNURM cities through a series of international and national workshops. Start year 2008
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Local Renewable Model Communities Network Project
Cities participated: Bhubaneswar, Nagpur & Coimbatore The concept for this project was proposed at the 2004 International Conference for Renewable Energies in Bonn, Germany. The project was accepted and is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ). The project proposed formation of Model Communities, Network and Replication of RE and EE techniques. Activities: 1. Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Resource Centers (REEERC) were opened in all 3 cities. 2. Emission inventories prepared and energy policies adopted in 3 cities. 3. Pilot projects on energy efficiency and renewable energy like installation of Solar Water Heater (SWH) in Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation Hospital, installation of EE lighting fixtures in Lord Lingaraj Temple premises in Bhubaneswar, installation of SPV Power pack within the REEERC in Bhubaneswar and Nagpur. Start year 2005
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Type Assessment/Research
Status Completed
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Solar Cooker installed in the Corporation School
In an effort to promote use of renewable energy sources, the city corporation has decided to replace LPG with solar cookers to prepare the midday meal for school students. The solar cookers will be introduced at 16 higher secondary corporation schools, allocating INR1 million for the project. Considerable reductions will be achieved in the existing LPG energy consumptions. Start year 2013
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Bio-gas Plant in the Amma Restaurants
The Corporation has implemented the installation of Bio Gas plant with a capacity 25 Cubic meter through to generate clean renewable energy. Considerable reductions will be achieved in the existing LPG energy consumptions. Start year 2013
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Installtion of 10 KW Solar Systems in the Corporation's AMMA Restaurants
The Coimbatore Corporation has recently opened Amma Unavagam Outlets (Restaurants) in all zones of the Corporation. As a measure of economy to the maximum extent, the corporation has gone in for use of solar energy at these outlets to bring down cost of their maintenance to a considerable extent and also as a part of implementation of the green evolution. To begin with solar power plants with a capacity of 10 KW have been installed at 5 Amma Unavagam Outlets (each 2 KW). People have been thronging at these outlets and there in therefore ample opportunity for them to be aware of the usefulness of the solar energy. It is formed that 70% of power consumption is reduced and a monetary saving about Rs.1500 is ensured in respect of single outlet by way of the above arrangement. Furthermore this system ensures uninterrupted power supply to the Amma Unavagam thereby relieving of the inconvenience of the power interruption Start year 2013
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Installation of 380 nos. LED lights
380 nos. of LED lightings replaced instead of FTL in the Corporation main office. 180 nos of 18w LED and 200 nos of 8w LED has been replaced in place of FTL light fittings. Rs. 9.50 lakhs will be met from the Corporation general fund Start year 2013
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Installation of Solar Power Systems for the 5 Zonal Offices with total capacity of 37.5 KW
Provision of Solar Rooftops: 5 Corporation Zonal Offices have been converted in to solar power through the roop top solar power plants with a capacity of 37.5 KW. Installed 7.5 KW each in all 5 zonal offices. With the objective to increasing its solar power consumption and thereby reducing its dependence on conventional power, the Coimbatore Corporation commissioned these solar roop tops Start year 2013
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Solar PV power plant at Coimbatore Corporation main office with the capacity of 50 KW
Provision of Solar Rooftops: The solar roop top power plant is implemented in the Corporation Main Office with a capacity of 50 KW. With the objective to increasing its solar power consumption and thereby reducing its dependence on conventional power, the Coimbatore Corporation commissioned these solar roop tops. Start year 2012
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Installation of Solar Water Heaters (SWHs) for hot water requirements in the domestic, commercial & institutional sector
The installation of solar hot water heaters for hot water requirement can offset the usage of conventional geysers to a large extent and can reduce the conventional electricity bills. Thre is a very large requirement of hot water for domestic & commercial activities and use of SWHs can fulfill those needs. Tamilnadu Energy Development Agency is working in the state to promote the non conventional energy sources and encouraging its widespread use by all the sections of the society. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) gives subsidy on purchase and use of solar water heaters which is 30% of the total benchmark cost of a SWH. Till now the total cumulative capacity in Coimbatore city is apprx 50000 LPD which when converted to equivalent electricity amounts to a saving of 750000 kWh/year and in emissions, it is equal to 638 tonnes annually. Start year  
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Energy Saving Project - Dimming of Street Lights during off break hour
The CMC partnered with an Energy Service Company (ESCo) to implement a large scale energy savings project for Coimbatore’s street lighting system. This is the first innovative step taken by the CMC at a citywide level to reduce energy consumption and also to reduce GHG emissions. Automatic timers, dimmer equipment and electronic meters have been installed in the street lighting system. The Energy Saving is being done through Dimming of streetlights during off-break hours after Commercial establishments close down Start year 2008
Sector Facilities
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Energy Efficient System in JNNURM Cell
Improvements in building efficiency can be affected by various cost effective means, and can vary from structural to electrical measures. Improving the efficiency of a building’s energy consumption patterns’ is a crucial step towards attaining sustainability in a building complex. An energy saver enables smart use of the building’s energy, thereby allowing further savings and reduction in energy bills. A new building was constructed in the Coimbatore corporation premises with JNNURM funds. With a view to affect energy savings and encourage efficient use of energy in this building, a 45 KVA Power Saver system was implemented. This initiative was carried out under Urban Climate Project during 2008-11 implemented under the Asia Pacific Partnership Programme through USDoS. Start year 2010
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Installation of LED lights
In the newly added areas of the Corporation, 19446 tube lights are proposed to be replaced by LED lamps. In respect of the remaining Lamps necessary energy saving gadgets will be fixed. Start year 2012
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Solar Street Light Installations
712 numbers of solar street lights are installed in the year 2012-13. The annual savings in terms of electricity would be approximately 6327 kWh and in terms of emissions, it is approximately 5 tonnes. The total cost of the project is USD 374000. Coimbatore Municipal Corporation participated in Cities for Climate Protection (CCP) Campaign initiated by ICLEI. Through this, ICLEI assists participating cities to pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their local government operations and throughout their communities through a Five Milestone Process. The five milestones of the CCP and the methodology behind provide a simple, standardized means of calculating greenhouse gas emissions, of establishing targets to lower emissions, of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and of monitoring, measuring and reporting performance. The five milestones are: 1. Conduct a baseline emissions inventory and forecast. 2. Adopt an emissions reduction target for the forecast year. 3. Develop a Local Action Plan. 4. Implement policies and measures. 5. Monitor and verify results. Through the CCP, climate protection has begun to be successfully integrated into the decision-making processes of local governments throughout the world. Within the framework of the CCP, local governments have: • become aware of the climate change problem, • acquired an understanding of their role in contributing to climate change, • identified possible local solutions, • recognized the local co-benefits of climate protection, • received tools, training, and capacity to act. In India the Campaign additionally aims to "to find innovative and cost-effective solutions to urban environment and energy management problems that also mitigate city-level greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions." Start year 2012
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Borewells efficiency improvement project
Description of the energy conservation measure: (i). The old pumping motors have been replaced with energy efficiency motors. (ii) To minimize the electrical power energy consumption due to friction losses of pumping main the Corporation has supplying the bore well water for washing, housekeeping and other purpose. (iii) The old taps and weaker pipes have been replaced to prevent the water leakages. Start year 2012
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Wind-solar PV hybrid
In June 2010, the CMC completed installation of a 3.5kWp capacity wind-solar hybrid RE system at Coimbatore new Mettupalayam road bus terminal. This system will act as the primary power back up for the bus terminal during times of power shortage. The system was designed as a pilot project under co-funding from the Urban Climate Project and the Local Renewables project, which is also being implemented in Coimbatore. The system was inaugurated during the high-profile World Tamil Conference in Coimbatore in June 2010. This initiative was carried out under Urban Climate Project during 2008-11 implemented under the Asia Pacific Partnership Programme through USDoS. More details http://urbanclimateproject.iclei.org/PDFs%20for%20initiatives/Wind-solar%20PV%20Hybrid%20System%20in%20new%20bus%20terminal%202010.pdf A wind energy feasibility study was conducted under Urban Climate Project, for the Coimbatore Corporation area to assess the wind harnessing potential of Coimbatore. This study was undertaken by an external consultant using WaSP technology. The primary objectives of this feasibility study were to document the quality and suitability of the Coimbatore Municipal are as a site for the installation and long term operation of a commercially viable utility-scale wind power project; and to develop a comprehensive and financeable business plan for it. The conclusions of the study were that Coimbatore has abundant wind resources that could be commercially utilized to its benefit. Start year 2010
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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SPV at Corporation Building
SPV at Corporation Building: To demonstrate the use of solar power in the CMC premises, the Coimbatore Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Resource Center (REEERC) installed a solar photo voltaic (SPV) power back up system in December 2009 under Local Renewables Program. After a preliminary energy audit and a feasibility study were prepared by an external consultant, the power pack was procured for not only the resource center, but also to power the adjacent offices of the assistant engineer and the births and deaths department of the CMC. Consisting of two 0.56 kilo watt peak (kWp) systems, the SPV pack is used to power 35 tube lights, 15 fans and 3 computers, with an expected payback period of just over 6 years. This initiative was carried out under Urban Climate Project during 2008-11 implemented under the Asia Pacific Partnership Programme through USDoS. The project included implementation of infrastructure projects through technical and to some extent financial support for pilot interventions by including cleaner and efficient technologies and also to model GHG deflections to showcase benefits. During implementation phase, the cities were guided to implement policies and pilot demonstration projects. To share the outcomes of this project, regional and national workshops, through exchanges between the cities, through representation of the project cities at various national and global platforms with a focus on exchange of knowledge with other JNNURM cities were conducted. Start year 2009
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Adaptation actions

SOLID WASTE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PROJECT: Guinness Book of World Record on Largest Recycling Lesson
Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation has taken up Integrated Solid Waste Management project through public private partnership. The source segregation scale up is planned through championship campaign strategy and decided to take on the challenge through an attempt to create Guinness Book of World Record on “Largest Recycling Lesson” where the participants go through a class room session on recycling for 30 minutes. The event being organized with the support of district collector, School Education department, Pollution Control Board, several NGO’s, Educational Institutions and Corporates. The lesson plan was prepared in such a way that participants start learning from meaning of waste, journey, 3R options and scientific disposal methods through activity cards. The administration, NGO’s and volunteers have taken a great effort in detailed preparation for this city event. The event brought out the voluntary spirit of the city. Barcode ticketing and live streaming were arranged. Adjudicator from Guinness, London who adjudicated the event and after careful examination of evidences and documents submitted declared the event as a Guinness Record Event the same day at 3:00PM on 5th August 2015. The first Guinness record largest recycling lessons in the world were created by Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation. The total numbers of participants were 12,994 students who took part in the event. Championship Competition Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation encourages employees well to do the solid waste management in the city through Championship Competition which held during 6th to 13th August 2015. The push carts for Waste collection is designed in such a way that would make the waste collection and segregation easier for the workers. With the help of such friendly pushcarts workers segregate the waste into several categories namely biodegradable, non-biodegradable, Market waste, Food waste, garden waste and others, the segregated wastes are transported to the respective places. Incentives to workers have been given based on their better performance in segregation and resource recovery. All five Corporation zones have sent 557.45 tons of biodegradable waste to vellalore Compost Yard under Championship campaign. Start year  
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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SUNYA
Cities involved: Shimla Coimbatore, Matale, Phuentsholing, Hetauda, Tansen The project aims to promote an inclusive and empowered society in partner countries Specific Objectives: - Promotion of zero-waste concept as sustainable waste management practice in urban areas of South Asia - Creation of an inclusive society and contribution to poverty alleviation through integrating the informal waste collection - Capacity building on waste management for officials and NGOs Start year 2011
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Type Assessment/Research
Status Completed
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