EESL to invest Rs 24,700 crore for energy conservation in AP, signs MoU
Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), a company under the Ministry of Power, signed multiple MoUs with the Government of Andhra Pradesh worth Rs 24,700 crores for energy efficiency and solar projects in the state. The execution of projects through this MoU will help the state reduce consumption of power and add over 80,000 jobs in the state.
Through this MoU, EESL will distribute energy efficient domestic appliances like LED bulbs, LED tubelights and 5-star rated fans under the Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and Appliances for All (UJALA). Andhra Pradesh was the first state to execute the UJALA programme for LED bulbs in 2015. EESL will continue to execute the programme in the state for a period of three years.
EESL will also install 50,000 solar photo-voltaic (PV) gridconnected agriculture pumps sets in each discom area. It is acknowledged that irrigation needs are intermittent, between 200 to 250 days in a year, leaving most of the days with additional power available. Solar PV grid-connected pump sets will bridge the gap and the surplus power may be fed back to the grid.