Finance ministry ropes in EESL for energy saving

Around one crore LED lights, 15 lakh energy efficient ceiling fans, and 1.5 lakh energy efficient ACs will be retrofitted by EESL in central government buildings

GN Bureau | August 14, 2017


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 In its bid to bring down energy consumption by old government buildings that consume huge amount of power, the ministry of finance has asked central government establishments to install energy efficient appliances across India.

The ministry has directed that usage of LED based lightings and energy efficient cooling equipment such as fans and air conditioners in government buildings will lead to savings in the long run through reduction in energy consumption.
 
For this, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of PSUs under the ministry of power has been roped in by department of expenditure under ministry of finance on nomination basis to assist various ministries and departments to retrofit energy efficient appliances.
 
Currently, EESL is the implementation agency for the Buildings Energy Efficiency Programme (BEEP), which was launched in May, 2017 by minister of state (IC) for power, coal, mines and new and renewable energy, Piyush Goyal. Under the programme, EESL intends to bring in investment of around Rs 1,000 crore, covering more than 10,000 large government/private buildings by 2020.
 
It is estimated that about one crore LED lights, 15 lakh energy efficient ceiling fans, and 1.5 lakh energy efficient ACs will be retrofitted by EESL in these buildings. Apart from retrofitting, EESL also aims to widen its services in areas like centralized AC system, Energy Audits, and New Generation Energy Management System in buildings.
 

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