EESL to Establish Clean Energy & E-Mobility Projects for NHAI

EESL has signed an MoU with NHAI to establish various clean energy and energy efficiency interventions at NHAI structures across India.

EESL Clean Energy NHAI

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture under the Ministry of Power has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), an Autonomous Body under the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, for the development, maintenance, and management of national highways, to establish various clean energy and energy efficiency interventions at NHAI structures.

EESL and NHAI have agreed to enter into a special relationship for the implementation of energy efficiency projects, renewable energy projects, and e-mobility services as a part of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) to reduce dependence on fossil fuel, reduce emissions and achieve sustainable development all across Toll Plazas and other NHAI establishments.

The MoU was signed by Rajeev Sharma, Chairman, EESL and R K Pandey, Member- Projects, NHAI along with senior officials from the two bodies.

As part of the MoU, NHAI will avail PMC services of EESL on a required basis. NHAI will also provide site-related information to EESL, which is required for undertaking the jobs, and will support it during the feasibility assessment, along with helping in providing all relevant data as and when required by EESL.  

The establishment of energy efficiency measures at the NHAI buildings and toll plazas would also help meet the targets of increasing environment friendly clean initiatives. With the increasing penetration of EVs, the local emission of pollutants is also expected to drop, leading to cleaner air, which will provide several health benefits to the public.

Rajat Kumar Sud, Managing Director, EESL said, “setting up various charging stations at highways will boost the interest of public commuting from one city to another, enabling a smooth and sustainable transition to a future-oriented mobility solution. Additionally, the installation of LED lighting and solar power plants will help enable energy savings and reduce carbon emissions.”

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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