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BSES-EESL join hands to offer Delhiites energy-efficient appliances

New Delhi,, Feb 22 (IANS) In a move to promote energy efficiency, Delhi power distribution company (discom) BSES on Friday signed an agreement on a strategic partnership with Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) to launch a 12-month pilot "Energy Efficient Appliance Program".

Announcing the agreement between BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL) and EESL, a statement said that it would cover over 25 lakh residential and institutional consumers in south and west Delhi under the BRPL's jurisdiction.

"Through this programme, BRPL consumers would be able to procure several optimally priced energy-efficient appliances, including the super-efficient air conditioners," it said

"These ACs will be made available under the 'Super Efficient Air Conditioning Program', which is an intrinsic part of the overall 'Energy Efficient Appliance Program' and are around 40 per cent more efficient than the current 3-star technology.

"This association will enable BRPL consumers to procure five kinds of energy-efficient appliances like super-efficient ACs, induction cook stoves, BEE 5-star rated energy-efficient fans, LED tubelights (20W) at optimal prices," it added.

BSES said these would go a long way both in conserving energy as well as helping consumers save money.

"Besides promoting energy efficiency, the programme will also help reduce the peak power demand in south and west Delhi."

According to the statement, EESL will undertake all sourcing, supply, complaint management and redressal, and fulfilment of warranty obligation duties for the products.

"EESL will mobilise the capital of Rs 150 crore for the Super Efficient Air Conditioning module of the program, while redeeming its investment through upfront payments for the super-efficient ACs from consumers," it said.

"The discovered prices of ACs are expected to be 20-30 per cent less than the retail costs of similar technologies currently available in the market."

Commenting on the partnership, BRPL Chief Executive Amal Sinha said: "The resulting synergies are expected to benefit consumers in a more meaningful way, as also create a roadmap for other distribution companies across the country to emulate for bringing about substantial benefits to the nation."

"We are working towards making this programme and its benefits available to all consumers across the nation," said EESL Managing Director Saurabh Kumar.

A dedicated web portal - www.EESLmart.in - was also launched on the occasion through which consumers can purchase these energy-efficient appliances.

--IANS

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