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Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL)

Why is it in the news?

  • Recently, Energy Efficiency Services Limited has launched National Efficient Cooking Program and Energy Efficient Fans Program.

 

About National Efficient Cooking Programme

  • Objective: Deploy 20 lakh induction cook-stoves across India.
  • Focus: Non-Solar/Electricity-based Induction Cookstoves, supporting the ‘Go-electric’ initiative by the Ministry of Power.
  • Part of Clean Cooking Scheme to promote efficient cooking methods.

 

About Energy Efficient Fans Programme

  • Objective: Distribute 1 crore energy-efficient fans.
  • Impact: Potentially reduce residential electricity consumption by nearly 20%.

 

About EESL

  • Established in 2009.
  • Promoted by Ministry of Power, Government of India.
  • Joint Venture between four public-sector undertakings: National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC); Power Finance Corporation Limited; REC Limited; and POWERGRID Corporation of India Limited.
  • It is the key implementer of the National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency, part of the National Action Plan on Climate Change.

 

Flagship Programs of EESL

  • Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA): Distributed LED bulbs nationwide to reduce energy consumption.
  • Street Lighting National Programme: Replaced traditional street lights with energy-efficient alternatives.
  • Smart Meter National Programme: Deployed smart metering to improve billing and energy consumption tracking.
  • Buildings Energy Efficiency Programme: Enhanced energy efficiency in buildings through technology upgrades and retrofitting.

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