Energy Efficiency Services Ltd. (EESL) signed an agreement with PWD, Government of Maharashtra to retrofit lighting and cooling appliances in 3000 buildings with energy efficient ones today in presence of Shri. Chandrakant Dada Patil Hon’ble Minister of PWD and Revenue, Government of Maharashtra . The agreement was signed by Shri. Ajit Sagne, Secretary (Buildings) PWD, Maharashtra and Shri S. P Garnaik, CGM Technical under the Buildings Energy Efficient programme implemented by EESL, a JV under the administrative power of Ministry of Power, Government of India.
Under the agreement with EESL will bear the entire up-front investment of about INR 307 crore. PWD of Government of Maharashtra will pay EESL from the savings they accrue in their electricity bill over a period of 5 years. EESL under this intervention will install about 26,500 energy efficient air conditioners, 1.1 million LED lights and 2,50,000 ceiling fans resulting in about 120 MU saving – which is about 48% reduction from baseline consumption. The cost savings on electricity bills out of the initiative is expected to be INR 115 Cr annually.
Speaking on the occasion Shri Chandrakant Dada Patil said, “I am pleased to see that various state government departments are coming forward to adopt energy efficiency and help India keep a check on the energy consumption. I take this platform to invite other state governments and departments to adopt energy efficient practices and help India become truly energy efficient.”
The project is expected to complete by 2019 and the installation of energy efficient appliances in 9 buildings has already been completed. This includes Bandhkam Bhawan in Mumbai, Aurangabad, Amravati, Nasik, Kolhapur under; PWD Campus in Pune, Nagpur and Maharashtra Sadan, New Delhi.
Shri S. P Garnaik, CGM, Technical EESL said, “This is a momentous day for EESL. We take pride in partnering with PWD of Maharashtra in their effort to adopt energy efficiency. Through the Buildings Energy Efficiency Programme we want to bring in uniformity and obviate the need for state/central governments to allocate capital expenditure for building upgrade. The money saved from this intervention can be used for social welfare. Additionally, the energy saved will help in managing peak demand and light up more homes. It has been established that energy efficiency is good for all and it is essential for manufacturing unit, large facilities and buildings where we can save energy in huge numbers.”
In India, the building sector accounts for approximately 30-35 percent of the total energy consumption and is growing at a rate of 8 percent annually, therefore a big push is needed in this direction. With the Buildings Energy Efficient programme, EESL intends to bring investment to the tune of Rs 1000 crore covering more than 10,000 large government/private buildings in next 2-3 years. Apart from retrofitting, EESL also aims to widen its services in areas like centralized AC system, Energy Audits and New Generation Energy Management System in buildings.
EESL has implemented Buildings Energy Efficiency Programme in the states of Maharashtra, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh and New Delhi. In total 4,145 buildings have already been identified under the energy efficient buildings programme. Meanwhile, EESL has already completed work in 58 buildings.
Under the programme, EESL has conducted 15 energy audits and more than 500 walkthrough energy surveys pan India including some prominent buildings like Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi; IFCI Limited, New Delhi; Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration, Pune, among others. The major interventions taken in these buildings are in area of lighting and air-conditioning systems. The cumulative annual energy savings is estimated at 32 MU which is about 20-25 percent of the total electricity consumption of these buildings.
EESL is currently under the process of implementing energy efficiency interventions for more than 130 government & private buildings across India. Apart from government buildings, EESL is also working with Indian Railways to implement energy efficiency measures at 868 railway stations in India.
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