PRESS RELEASE: Supporting the Deployment of Approximately 10 Million Energy-Efficient Fans Pan-India
New Delhi, 2nd June 2023: Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) under the Ministry of Power, today organized a workshop – in collaboration with the CLASP – aimed at accelerating the adoption of energy-efficient fans in India. The workshop brought together government agencies, civil society organizations, fan manufacturers, fan manufacturer associations, retailers and several other stakeholders to share views and insights on how to accelerate the adoption of energy-efficient fans and enable market transformation in India.
EESL has previously worked towards promoting adoption of energy-efficient appliances like LED bulbs and tube lights. The organization now plans to diversify its portfolio with energy efficient fans by working towards procurement and distribution of approximately 10 million fans across India.
Speaking on the occasion,
Shri. Venkatesh Dwivedi, Group Executive Director, EESL said, “Ceiling fans are one of the most widely used household appliances in India. Fans are also amongst the leading contributors to electricity consumption. At EESL, our endeavor is to ensure easy and affordable access to energy efficiency solutions. We now aim to procure/ distribute energy-efficient fans that consume 60% less energy than conventional fans and make them affordable and accessible to every household. Switching to these fans will help in securing an energy-conscious and sustainable future for all.”
Shri Bishal Thapa, Senior Director – India, CLASP, said, “Fans are a critical cooling appliance for millions across India and around the world. Replacing all of India’s residential ceiling fans with super-efficient models can save a remarkable 15% of residential power consumption annually. Energy efficient fans have the potential to increase access, reduce energy use as well as carbon emissions. We are pleased to be partnering with EESL on this important effort to promote increased deployment of energy-efficient fans.”
Shri Milind Deore, Secretary, Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) said, “The demand for cooling is expected to surge with the rising temperatures. This in turn will increase the burden on power generation and transmission systems. Adoption of energy-efficient fans is crucial for improving indoor comfort, lowering costs, reducing peak demand, and driving environmental sustainability. EESL’s energy-efficient fans thus hold multiple benefits for individuals, communities, and the nation as a whole.”
About Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL)
A joint venture of NTPC Limited, Power Finance Corporation, Rural Electrification Corporation and POWERGRID, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) was set up under the Ministry of Power to facilitate implementation of energy efficiency projects. EESL is a Super Energy Service Company (ESCO) that seeks to unlock energy efficiency market in India, estimated at Rs 74,000 crore that can potentially result in energy savings of up to 20 percent of current consumption, by way of innovative business and implementation models. It also acts as the resource centre for capacity building of State DISCOMs, ERCs, SDAs, upcoming ESCOs, financial institutions, etc.
CLASP focuses on appliance & equipment energy performance and quality, to mitigate and adapt to climate change and expand access to clean energy. Appliance efficiency policies accelerate access to and use of high-quality appliances for the world’s poorest people. CLASP supports progress on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 7, affordable and sustainable energy for all. Renewable energy services like cooling, communications, and mechanization empower low-income communities and improve lives in a climate friendly way. CLASP works globally and has teams in Washington, DC; Nairobi, Kenya; New Delhi, India; Brussels, Belgium; and Jakarta, Indonesia.