EESL to in­vest Rs 24,700 crore for en­ergy con­ser­va­tion in AP, signs MoU

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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.

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