Goyal Targets Domestic and Agri Sectors For Energy Efficiency

Goyal Targets Domestic and Agri Sectors For Energy Efficiency

State-owned Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture company of four Power Sector PSUs under the Union Ministry of Power, has designed innovative programmes, namely, Energy Efficient Fans Programme (EEFP) and Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Programme (EEAPP) for enhancing energy efficiency in domestic and agriculture sectors.

Giving the details of the programme, Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today, informed the House that EEFP has been launched from Andhra Pradesh followed by Uttar Pradesh.

Under this programme, 50 watt fans are provided by EESL at Rs. 1,150 per unit on upfront payment, or at total of Rs. 1,200, if taken on equated monthly instalments (EMI). The

EMI is adjusted against electricity bills of consumers. About 9,000 and 50,000 fans have already been distributed in the States of Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh respectively.

EESL has also signed an agreement with Govt. of Tripura for distribution of energy efficient fans in the

Goyal informed the lower house of the Parliament that EEAPP has been launched by EESL to replace the old and inefficient pump sets of farmers free of cost.

Under the scheme, EESL would also provide smart control panels to enhance the ease of operation of pumps by the farmers. The energy efficient pumps, which are 4 or 5 star rated, ensure a minimum of 30% reduction in energy consumption.

The reduction of energy consumption in agriculture would result in reduction in subsidy that the State Government provides to distribution companies. A part of the savings in subsidy is leveraged to service the investment of EESL over a 5–10-year period.

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Details of proposals submitted by EESL to various States for implementation of EEAPP are given below:

Name of the State

Number of Agriculture Pumps (Lakhs)

 

Andhra Pradesh 2
Maharashtra 5
Punjab 1
Karnataka 5
Rajasthan 2
Jharkhand 1.6
Haryana 1
Madhya Pradesh 1

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