Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a prominent joint venture of Public Sector Undertakings under the Ministry of Power, organized a significant event titled “Accelerating India’s Net Zero Transition through Energy Efficiency, Sustainable Cooling & Mobility” during the 14th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) meeting held in Goa. The event witnessed notable attendees such as Shri Stanzin Chosphel, Executive Councillor of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh; Shri Pradeep Kumar Jena, Chief Secretary of the Government of Odisha; Shri Ajay Jain, Special Chief Secretary of the Government of Andhra Pradesh (as a Special Guest); and Mr. Tilman Kuban, a Member of the German Bundestag. The event also saw active participation from representatives of BEE, Industry, Academia, State Nodal Agencies (SDAs), Development institutions, and International Organizations.
During the event, EESL unveiled its latest Energy Efficiency Strategy, developed in close collaboration with USAID India, which underscores its crucial role in advancing India’s net-zero ambitions. Furthermore, EESL reinforced its dedication to decarbonization by entering into a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), India, with the objective of shaping forward-looking strategies and programs.
This transformative partnership focuses on critical areas, including super-efficient cooling and heating solutions, integrated energy efficiency services, utility energy management, demand flexibility, electric mobility, and regional expansion in South Asia. Through these initiatives, EESL aims to lead the way towards a sustainable and energy-efficient future for India.
During the event held under the aegis of the Clean Energy Ministerial, a significant exchange of 15 crucial Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) took place, demonstrating EESL’s strong commitment to exploring innovative solutions for energy access, clean cooking, decarbonization, and energy efficiency initiatives.
One notable partnership was formed with the Andhra Pradesh State Housing Company Limited (APSHCL), amounting to INR 110 crores. In this collaborative effort, EESL will provide energy-efficient appliances to beneficiaries residing in Jagananna Colonies under the esteemed Navaratnalu Pedalandariki Illu (NPI) scheme. This initiative will witness the distribution of 6 Lakhs LED bulbs, 3 Lakhs LED tubelights, and 3 Lakhs BLDC ceiling fans through the nodal agency, Andhra Pradesh State Energy Efficiency Development Corporation Ltd (APSEEDCO).
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 commercializing technologies.
EESL’s strategic partnership with Loughborough University, UK, under the Modern Energy Cooking Service (MECS) program, valued at INR 50 crores, aims to drive large-scale promotion and deployment of electric cooking in India. The agreement will lay the foundation for clean cooking technology promotion among residential consumers and empower solution providers through capacity-building initiatives, facilitating a seamless transition to cleaner cooking practices.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri. Stanzin Chosphel, Executive Councillor, Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh praised EESL for bringing energy efficiency into the ecosystem of Leh-Ladakh by distributing 40,000 energy efficient bulbs in the region. Additionally, he mentioned that EESL is at the forefront of discovering innovative ways to incorporate energy-efficient solutions into buildings within the health department and medical institutions, with the goal of transitioning these structures into net-zero buildings.
Also, present at the occasion was Shri Pradeep Kumar Jena, Chief Secretary, Government of Odisha. During the event, he highlighted EESL’s initiatives in the field of energy efficient lighting, cooling and EMobility, and said that EESL is indeed the largest platform for promoting energy efficiency in the world.
Shri Ajay Jain, Special Chief Secretary, Government of Andhra Pradesh, who graced this event with his presence, lauded EESL’s efforts in mainstreaming energy efficiency in India through household appliances like LED bulbs, tube lights and fans.
Mr 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. By pooling our expertise and resources with experts, we will accelerate the pace of India’s transition towards clean energy solutions. EESL remains dedicated to promoting a clean, sustainable, and inclusive energy future, while addressing the challenges and opportunities associated with energy efficiency.”
EESL also marked a momentous agreement of approximately INR 50 crores with the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Leh. This collaboration endeavors to address electricity and cooking needs in remote areas of Leh by distributing rechargeable inverter bulbs and induction cookstoves.
In recognition of the importance of rural eCommerce and the promotion of local products, EESL established a strategic MoU with CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd. This collaboration facilitates the distribution of energy-efficient appliances through more than 4 Lakh Common Service Centers under CSC Grameen eStore, thereby bolstering rural eCommerce and lending support to the “Vocal for Local” initiative.
Furthermore, EESL partnered with BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha (Akshardham) to implement energy efficiency measures across BAPS centers and temples in India. The primary objective of this collaboration is to achieve significant reductions in energy consumption and carbon footprints, while also championing clean cooking solutions and e-mobility initiatives.
Additionally, EESL forged other significant Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with esteemed organizations such as 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 collaborative efforts aim to drive the widespread adoption of energy-efficient technologies, revolutionize the cooling sector, promote cleaner solutions, and conduct energy audits to enhance energy efficiency across various facilities.
These strategic partnerships exemplify EESL’s unwavering commitment to enable India’s transition towards its Net Zero goal through innovative and energy-efficient solutions. By leveraging the expertise and resources of its esteemed partners, EESL is well-positioned to lead the country towards a secure, sustainable, and energy-efficient future.