EESL to retrofit energy-efficient appliances in 400 SDMC schools

EESL to retrofit energy-efficient appliances in 400 SDMC schools

New Delhi: Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), under Ministry of Power, Government of India has joined hands with South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) for retrofitting energy-efficient appliances in 400 schools maintained by the civic body.

EESL has recently signed the agreement with SDMC under which EESL will procure, install and provide warranty support for LED lights and ceiling fans. The project includes installation of 24,000 five-star energy efficient ceiling fans, 38,000 LED tube lights of 20W each, 200 LED street lights of 35W each, 600 flood lights of 70W each and 100 flood lights of 110W each. The fans and lights will have a warranty of five years.

SDMC will make the entire upfront investment of INR 4.98 crore on the project that will enable more savings, illumination and reduction in CO2 emission.

As part of its Buildings Energy Efficiency Programme, EESL has partnered with several leading institutions like the Airports Authority of India, Indian Railways, Central Public Works Department (CPWD), Delhi Metro Rail Corporation etc, to replace inefficient lighting and cooling appliances with energy saving equipment.

About Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL)

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) is a joint venture of four National Public Sector Undertakings – NTPC Limited, Power Finance Corporation Limited, Rural Electrification Corporation Limited and POWERGRID Corporation of India Limited, set up under Ministry of Power, Government of India. EESL is a Super Energy Service Company (ESCO). It acts as the resource centre for capacity building for State Distribution Companies (DISCOMs), Energy Regulatory Commissions (ERCs), State Development Authorities (SDAs), upcoming ESCOs, financial institutions, etc.

Founded in 2010 by the Government of India, EESL today is implementing the largest energy efficiency portfolio in the world. EESL’s energy efficient appliances and technologies have saved India over 35 billion kWh energy annually.

The venture leads the market-related activities of the National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE), one of the 8 national missions under the Prime Minister’s National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC).

With an unprecedented 140X growth in 2 years, EESL’s flagship initiative, Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA), has revolutionized India’s access to energy saving LED bulbs and reduced carbon emissions by up to 27 million tonnes every year. Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE&C) across India’s energy intensive industries and other key demand-side economic sectors promise an investment potential of INR 74,000 crore through large scale deployments.