Energy Efficiency Services Ltd Current Affairs - 2019

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Indian Army in partnership with EESL employs e-cars to combat pollution

Indian Army in partnership with Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has launched ecological initiative of employing E Cars for use of its officials in New Delhi. Under this ecological initiative, first lot of 10 e-Cars was flagged off by Indian Army. Now, Indian Indian Army is planning to further increase number of E Cars in Delhi to ensure economy, efficiency and minimal emissions. The introduction of e-cars in Army was visualized on World Environment Day and in lines with government policies on environmental protection.

About Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL)

It is a Super Energy Service Company (ESCO) that facilitates implementation of energy efficiency project. It functions under Union Ministry of Power.  It was established in December 2009 and is headquartered in New Delhi.

It is a joint venture of NTPC Limited, Power Finance Corporation (PFC), Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) and POWERGRID Corporation of India Limited.

Functions: It leads market-related activities of the National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE), one of the eight national missions under Prime Minister’s National Action Plan on Climate Change. It also acts as the resource centre for capacity building of State DISCOMs.

It is also implementing the world’s largest energy efficiency portfolio in country. This energy efficiency portfolio includes-

(1) Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA): It is world’s largest zero-subsidy domestic LED bulb programme.

(2) Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP): It is world’s largest street light replacement programme.

(3) Agriculture Demand Side management (AgDSM): It world’s largest Agricultural Demand Side Management programme.

EESL to procure 10,000 electric vehicles from Tata Motors

State-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has announced that it will procure 10,000 electric vehicles (EVs) from Tata Motors. It is world’s largest single electric vehicle procurement.

EESL had selected Tata Motors through international competitive bidding for this procurement. Other companies, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) and Nissan had also participated in the tender.

Key Facts

Tata Motors had quoted lowest price of Rs 10.16 lakh exclusive of GST in the competitive bidding. It will supply EVs in two phases with 500 e-cars in first phase in November 2017 and remaining 9,500 EVs in second phase. The EVs will be provided for Rs 11.2 lakh, inclusive of GST. It will also provide comprehensive 5 year warranty which is 25% below the current retail price of a similar e-car with 3 year warranty.

To carry out end-to-end fleet management of the procured vehicles for the concerned government customer, EESL will appoint service provider agency through competitive bidding. EESL will also be responsible for coordination between appointed agencies, monitoring and supervision, reporting, complaint redressal and payments.

Comment

EESL’s this move aims to make India’s passenger mobility shared, electric, and connected to cut country’s energy demand by 64% and carbon emissions by 37% in 2030. It will result in reduction of 156 Mtoe (million tonne oil equivalent) in diesel and petrol consumption pear year and net savings of roughly Rs 3.9 lakh crore by 2030.

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL)

EESL was set up under Union Ministry of Power to facilitate implementation of energy efficiency projects. It is a Joint Venture of NTPC Limited, Power Finance Corporation (PFC), Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) and POWERGRID. It also leads market-related actions of the National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE). It also acts as the resource centre for capacity building of State DISCOMs.