Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), the Indian agency which has built its reputation as an efficient aggregator of LED bulbs in India and the UK, may soon get permission to set up shop in Nepal. It is in talks with Nepalese authorities in this regard, EESL managing director Saurabh Kumar said on Wednesday.
He was speaking at a function held for the signing of memorandum of understanding (MoUs) by EESL with three state-owned oil marketing companies. Under these pacts, OMCs’ 55,000 petrol pumps in the country will sell LED bulbs.
Significantly, EESL has already obtained permission to start operations in Malaysia.
Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) is a joint venture between PSUs under the Union power ministry.
Under the Ujala scheme, EESL has distributed more than 25 crore LED bulbs. In the UK, it has distributed 10 lakh LED lamps.
Meanwhile, EESL hopes to replicate LED lamp success in electric cars. It has floated a tender to procure 10,000 electric sedan cars along with 4,000 electric vehicle chargers for replacing government vehicles.
The plan is for replacing government vehicles with e-vehicles. Each car is estimated to cost around Rs 12 lakh while a charger would cost around Rs 2 lakh each.
The government has estimated an expenditure of around Rs 1,200 crore for the vehicles and Rs 80 crore for the chargers. The move is expected to give a fillip to the government’s ambitious plan of moving to electric vehicles for all by 2030.
Source: Energy Infra Post