LED lighting programme sets off a supply - demand chain reaction
India's streetlights form a crucial component of the nation's investment in lighting and road safety. Launched in 2015, EESL's street light national programme (SNLP) has been instrumental in retrofitting over 6.1 million conventional street lights with LEDs in 941 municipalities across 28 states and union territories in the country.
Impressive performance, Piyush
In the little over three years when Piyush Goyal was at the helm as the Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy, he has brought in a visible transformation in the complex process chain of the economically crucial power sector.
GoI’s UJALA scheme launched in Malaysia
Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), under Ministry of Power, Government of India will replicate UJALA in the Malaysian state of Melaka, and extend the programme benefits to people of the region. The scheme was launched by Datuk Seri Utama Ir. Hj. Idris Bin Hj. Haron, Chief Minister of Melaka.
Energy efficient products at petrol pumps| EESL
EESL has signed an MoU with oil marketing companies under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG) for distribution of energy efficient appliances under the flagship UJALA scheme.
Andhra villages to get solar rooftop power systems soon
A total of 171 remote tribal villages in Visakhapatnam and Srikakulam districts of Andhra Pradesh will be electrified with solar rooftops, MM Nayak, CMD of AP Electricity Power Distribution Company Limited (APEPDCL) has said.
The domestic power sector has notched remarkable advances over the last few years across the entire value chain. With the highest coal production growth in over two decades adding to fuel supply scalability, augmentation of generation capacities, increase in transmission lines and record consumption levels with the distribution of 2.3 crore LED bulbs, India has emerged as the fifth largest producer and consumer of electricity with a capacity of 302 GW.
The Indian LED lighting market is expected to reach Rs.31,010 crore, growing at a CAGR of 62 per cent between 2016-20. There has been increased focus by the government towards energy conservation and efficiency in the last few years.
Change, adapt & innovate
India´s power sector is at an inflection point, given the government´s conviction that electricity is a critical enabler for economic growth. Distribution sector in particular, is in the focus with new generation of reforms initiated by the government.