The Central Railway has entered into an agreement with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a Central government undertaking, to provide LEDs in place of old fittings and energy-efficient fans, air-conditioners by replacing old ones in the current financial year.
The project will be implemented in all five divisions — Nagpur, Mumbai, Pune, Solapur, Bhusawal and workshops. The agreement was on Thursday signed in the presence of DK Sharma, general manager of Central Railway.
As per the agreement, EESL will initially invest around Rs30 crore. Central Railway will pay back quarterly instalments to EESL from the savings achieved from energy bills by retaining some part of savings for the next five years.
“In this way both the organizations will be benefited. The agreement is for five years and during this period EESL will replace defective fittings and equipment, if any. The estimated energy saving per annum will be 1.4 crore units, which will result in savings of Rs13.14 crores per annum,” said Agrawal.
On the occasion, principal chief electrical engineer, chief electrical services engineer, senior divisional electrical engineers from all 5 divisions and In-charge of workshops were also present. Read More
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