Aug. 29, 2018

Government of India and the World Bank signed a $300 million agreement for the “India energy efficiency scale-up program”.


  • Implementing agency: Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL).

  • Objective: Scaling-up the deployment of energy saving measures in residential and public sectors, strengthen EESL’s institutional capacity, and enhance its access to commercial financing.

  • Program components:
    • EESL will deploy 219 million LED bulbs and tubelights, 5.8 million ceiling fans and 7.2 million street lights which will be supplied by the private sector manufacturers.

    • EESL will develop sustainable business models for emerging market segments such as super-efficient air conditioning and agricultural water pumping systems.

  • Significance:
    • Implementing it will avoid lifetime greenhouse gas emissions of 170 million tons of CO

    • The Program will tackle the financing and technical barriers faced by energy efficiency programs and support the Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) program.

Source : PIB