New Delhi, Apr 9 (PTI) State-owned Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) and BSES Rajdhani Power (BRPL) has entered into a strategic partnership on Saturday to promote energy efficiency and renewables among over 24 lakh consumers in South and West Delhi.

The scope of this association will cover developing technologies like solar power, roof top solar, smart meters, electric vehicles (EV) / charging stations, solar irrigation pumps and energy storage solutions, an EESL statement said.

According to the statement, an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to the affect was signed by Amal Sinha, CEO, BRPL and Saurabh Kumar, MD, EESL and the initial duration for the MoU is three years.

As part of the MoU, the EESL and BRPL will collaborate to explore the deployment of these emerging technologies to bring in energy efficiency, promote renewables and reduce the peak power demand in South and West Delhi.

Speaking on the partnership, Kumar said, “Synergy between institutions engaged in nation-building is key to achieve a fully energy efficient India. India has made a significant commitment to reduce its emission intensity by 33-35 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030. Transition to future-ready and scalable energy efficient solutions will accelerate the achievement of this goal”.

This association will enable BRPL to introduce newer offerings (for its consumers at optimal costs) like setting-up of e-vehicle charging infrastructure, solar irrigation pumps (for rural areas), roof top solar, door step advisory in bill optimisation and smart meters.

These will go a long way in not only conserving energy and promoting renewable, but also will help consumers save money.

Amal Sinha said, “This association brings together two leaders in their respective domains and the resulting synergies are expected to benefit consumers in a more meaningful way, as also provide us insights to deal with emerging challenges and capitalise on opportunities”.

Under the programme, around 10,000 inefficient agricultural pumps are expected to be replaced, which will lead to energy savings of up to 1.5 billion units over 3 years. It will also help in realising the solar roof top potential of around 500 MW in the South and West Delhi area. The BRPL & BYPL are power distribution companies and Joint Ventures between Reliance Infrastructure Limited and Delhi Government.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.