06:00 am, Tuesday 14 Nov 2017

EESL, Tata Motors collaborate on energy efficient initiatives

The Economic Times

State-owned Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has undertaken the implementation of energy efficiency initiatives across various manufacturing facilities of Tata Motors in India, the companies said in a joint statement on Tuesday.

“Indian businesses are increasingly adopting energy efficiency measures and are significantly contributing to the efforts of the Government. This MoU is big step towards companies proactively adopting such simple yet effective measures,” said Saurabh Kumar, managing director, EESL.

EESL will implement various energy efficient initiatives including installation of LED bulbs, energy efficient fans, smart meters, among others, across Tata Motors’ manufacturing units in Uttarakhand, Lucknow and Pune in the first phase.

EESL will undertake the complete upfront investment for the energy efficiency programme, with zero investment from Tata Motors. The overall implementation period for the programme will be two years, the statement said.

“Tata Motors has always been at the forefront of energy conservation initiatives. By implementing energy efficient solutions, we are accelerating our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint in the form of lower greenhouse gas emissions, towards a cleaner future,” said Guenter Butschek, CEO, Tata Motors Limited.

EESL will conduct energy audits for selected plant facilities to identify avenues for energy saving in electrical and thermal utilities, water audits to identify means to reduce specific water consumption at the manufacturing units, as part of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the two companies.

Last month, EESL and Mahindra & Mahindra had collaborated on a LED replacement programme with energy efficient alternatives across 18 manufacturing facilities of Mahindra in India.

EESL, which is a joint venture of PSUs under the power ministry, has been spearheading the Indian government’s initiatives towards the adoption of energy efficient alternatives in the country. In August this year, the company floated a global tender for procurement of 10,000 electric vehicles for replacing the Central government fleet in Delhi-NCR. Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra have bagged this order to supply 500 electric sedans in the first phase of the tender.

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