VISAKHAPATNAM: The state government has formulated India’s biggest energy efficiency project in its housing scheme, namely ‘Navaratnalu Pedalandariki Illu-Jagananna Colonies.’
The Union government’s Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) is contemplating to enter into a tripartite agreement with the Andhra Pradesh housing and energy departments to supply these energy efficient appliances at cost effective prices for the beneficiaries of this housing scheme.
The state government is constructing 15.6 lakh houses in phase one of the Jagananna Colonies programme. These appliances are expected to save 734 units of electricity per house per annum. The energy savings would be worth ₹350 crore for all the 15.6 lakh houses combined.
The EESL has in principle agreed to supply energy efficient appliances like LED bulbs, LED tube lights and energy efficient fans. Accordingly, the state housing department will procure these appliances through EESL, while the Andhra Pradesh State Energy Efficiency Development Corporation Ltd (APSEEDCO) shall oversee the project management consultancy activities and supervise its implementation.
The housing department will distribute four LED bulbs, two LED tube lights, and two energy efficiency fans to each beneficiary. The EESL indicated that the energy efficient fans, LED tube lights and LED bulbs will save about 50, 60 and 90 percent energy respectively when compared to conventional appliances.
During a teleconference between special chief secretary (housing) Ajay Jain and EESL chief executive officer Vishal Kapoor on implementation of energy efficiency measures in AP housing scheme, the CEO-EESL said that the EESL is working towards mainstreaming energy efficiency and implementing the world’s largest energy efficiency portfolio.
“After due consultations with the housing department to finalise the financial model, the EESL will enter into a memorandum of understanding with the AP State Housing Corporation Limited (APSHCL) to supply these appliances. The APSEEDCO, a joint venture of AP power utilities, will serve as the project management consultancy,” said Vishal Kapoor.
Special chief secretary (housing) Ajay Jain said that the housing department is putting its best efforts to provide quality power infrastructure in YSR Jagananna Colonies.
“The state government wants to provide modern energy access to the beneficiaries that could improve their living conditions and expand their economic opportunities. Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is determined to provide dignified housing to the beneficiaries”, said Ajay Jain.
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