PM inaugurates EESL’s clean cooking & EV schemes in Andaman & Nicobar Islands

PM inaugurates EESL’s clean cooking & EV schemes in Andaman & Nicobar Islands


· Solar PV-based induction cook stoves distributed to 99 households in Tsunami Shelter Homes
· 20 Electric Vehicles handed over to A&N Administration

Team EnergyInfraPost

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated two projects on clean cooking and electric mobility in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Introducing 99 Tsunami Shelter Homes to a clean, comfortable and hassle-free cooking option, the Prime Minister distributed Solar PV-based induction cook stoves to households at Chouldari village.

Marking the beginning of e-mobility in the union territory, the Prime Minister flagged off 20 electric vehicles here that will be handed over to the Andaman & Nicobar Administration. The ceremony was held in the presence of dignitaries and government officials from both Centre and the Union Territory.

The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) has funded the clean cooking project under their CSR initiative. Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) under the Ministry of Power is implementing the project on behalf of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).

The induction cook stoves scheme will save around 1.2 lakh units of energy leading to INR 22 lakh of monetary savings annually.

Further, it will reduce the usage of 13,800 litres of kerosene or consumption of 700 LPG cylinders per year, thereby, curtailing CO2 emissions by around 1,24,300 kg.

The scheme includes installation and commissioning of 99 induction cook stoves with associated accessories like one kW PV modules, lithium-ion battery, power inverter, charge controller etc.

The electricity generated from the roof-top Solar PV module is stored in the lithium-ion batteries.

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The power is then inverted from DC to AC before being supplied to the induction cook-stove.

The module is operated automatically and controlled by a micro-processor-based system.

This technology, thus, provides convenience of clean cooking indoor as well as during non-sunshine hours.

The stove provides required power to cook all types of cuisines, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, on 24×7 basis, matching the performance of LPG-based cooking.

The adoption of e-mobility by Andaman & Nicobar Administration will help them save over 33,280 liters of diesel every year leading to a reduction of over 89.2 tonne of CO2 emission annually.

Creating a robust supporting infrastructure is equally crucial for promotion of e-mobility.

Therefore, EESL has installed 12 charging stations including 8 AC Slow and 4 DC Fast Chargers.

In addition to this, the Andaman &Nicobar Administration will save significantly in maintenance and operating costs as the running cost of an EV is one-fourth of an internal combustion engine vehicle.

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