PTI: December 14, 2017
New Delhi: State-owned Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) today said its initiatives have cumulatively led to energy savings of over 3,700 crore kWh and a reduction of 3 crore tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
The World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, at the One Planet Summit in Paris, singled out the work done by the PSU in the space of Energy Efficiency and called out EESL as a Star Performer, the public sector company said in a statement.
He highlighted that through the concentrated efforts of the government to push energy efficiency, the expansion of LED bulbs and tubelights will have, by mid-2019, save up to 20 GW of electricity capacity, that would otherwise have been generated from coal.
Under the government's Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) programme, EESL has distributed over 28 crore LED bulbs, 43.9 crore LED tubelights and 14.3 lakh 5-star energy efficient fans across the country.
Besides, EESL has also retrofitted over 41 lakh street lights, illuminating over 50,000 kilometres of roads under the Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP), and has undertaken retrofitting drives in over 90 buildings as part of the Buildings Energy Efficiency Programme.
Implementation of these initiatives has resulted in reduction of over 3 crore tonnes of CO2, and therefore saving equivalent of over 2,200 crore tonnes of coal. These savings translate into energy sufficiency to light up close to 70 lakh households in the country, it added.
The EESL aims to propel India towards meeting its growth and development goals, while aligning with the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to reduce the emissions intensity of its GDP by 33-35 per cent by 2030.
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