Goa becomes the first state in India to have signed an MoU with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), for “Green Energy Convergence Project.”
Highlights of the Project
1- As per the MoU, EESL and Department of New & Renewable Energy (DNRE) will carry-out the feasibility studies and subsequent implementation of decentralized solar energy projects.
2- EESL shall implement solar projects as listed below:
(i) It will establish 100 MW of decentralized ground-mounted Solar Power projects on government lands for agricultural pumping.
(ii) EESL will replace nearly 6,300 agricultural pumps with BEE star rated energy efficient pumps.
(iii) It will also distribute around 16 Lakh LED bulbs for rural domestic households.
3- To provide clean power at affordable rates in the state, EESL will install solar projects in a first of its kind large scale program where vacant or unused land provided by the Gram Panchayats or the electricity board will be utilized.
The convergence project of EESL aims to connect sectors like Solar Energy, Energy Storage and LED lights to enable decarbonisation and provide access to affordable energy.
The project will accrue savings of INR 2,574 crores to Goa over a period of 25 years.
This is a PIB Feed; edited by Clean-Future Team