Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a prominent joint venture of Public Sector Undertakings under the Ministry of Power, hosted an impactful event titled "Accelerating India's Net Zero Transition through Energy Efficiency, Sustainable Cooling & Mobility" during the 14th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) meeting in Goa.
Notable attendees at the event were Stanzin Chosphel, Executive Councillor, Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh; Pradeep Kumar Jena, Chief Secretary Govt of Odisha; Ajay Jain, Special Chief Secretary, Govt of Andhra Pradesh; and Tilman Kuban (Member of German Bundestag) apart from participants from BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency), industry, academia, State Nodal Agencies (SDAs), development institutions and international organisations.
As part of the event, EESL unveiled its new Energy Efficiency Strategy crafted in close collaboration with USAID India, which reinforces its pivotal role in driving India's net-zero aspirations.
Additionally, EESL solidified its commitment to decarbonisation by signing a strategic MoU with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), India, to shape forward-looking strategies and programmes.
This transformational partnership encompasses key areas such as super-efficient cooling and heating, integrated energy efficiency services, utility energy management, demand flexibility, electric mobility and regional expansion in South Asia.
This event witnessed the exchange of 15 crucial memorandums of understanding (MoUs), showcasing EESL's dedication to exploring innovative solutions for energy access, clean cooking, decarbonisation and energy efficiency initiatives.
In the collaboration with Andhra Pradesh State Housing Company Limited (APSHCL), amounting to Rs 110 crores, EESL will provide energy-efficient appliances to beneficiaries residing in Jagananna Colonies under the esteemed Navaratnalu Pedalandariki Illu (NPI) scheme.
The initiative will witness the dissemination of 6 lakhs LED bulbs, 3 lakhs LED tube-lights, and 3 lakhs BLDC ceiling fans through the nodal agency, Andhra Pradesh State Energy Efficiency Development Corporation Ltd (APSEEDCO).
Vishal Kapoor, Chief Executive Officer, EESL
Another significant MoU was inked with IIT Madras, aiming to support Medium, Small, and Micro Enterprises (MSMEs) in enhancing productivity and cost savings through energy assessments and the implementation of energy conservation measures.
The partnership will enable MSMEs' access to markets and support them in commercialising technologies.
EESL's strategic partnership with Loughborough University, UK, under the Modern Energy Cooking Service (MECS) programme, valued at Rs 50 crores, aims to drive large-scale promotion and deployment of electric cooking in India.
Vishal Kapoor, Chief Executive Officer, EESL, said, “These partnerships and collaborations reinforce EESL's commitment to driving energy efficiency and sustainability in various sectors. The memorandums of understanding exchanged during the 14th Clean Energy Ministerial mark a significant step towards achieving India's ambitious energy goals.”
EESL also marked a momentous agreement of approximately Rs 50 crores with the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Leh, to address electricity and cooking needs in remote areas of Leh by distributing rechargeable inverter bulbs and induction cookstoves.
Furthermore, EESL entered into other significant MoUs with BAPS Swami Narayan Sanstha (Akshardham), CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd, Shakti Foundation, Clean Cooling Collaborative (CCC), Alliance for Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE), Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Programme (CLASP), EMC Kerala, and Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust (SSST)-Shirdi.
These strategic partnerships epitomise EESL's commitment to enabling India's transition towards its net zero goal through innovative and energy-efficient solutions.