CESL & GEDA Partner to Electrify Remote Rural Households in Goa

CESL & GEDA Partner to Electrify Remote Rural Households in Goa

Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), has signed an agreement with Goa Energy Development Agency (GEDA) for the installation of solar PV-based home lighting systems for remote households in the state, which do not have access to proper power supply till date.

Under the Agreement, CESL will install and maintain solar PV systems for five years under the Remote Village Electrification (RVE) programme of the Government of Goa. This project is the first off-grid electricity project for CESL.

The agreement was signed between Shri Sanjeev Joglekar, Member-Secretary, GEDA and Shri Tarun Tayal, General Manager, CESL.

Sharing his views on the agreement, Mr. Tayal said, “We are very proud to engage on off-grid electrification for the Government of Goa. Energy access is a basic need for all homes, and a basic necessity for development. This project with GEDA is important for India’s energy transition and will contribute to encouraging other energy departments of other states.”

CESL is a new energy company is focused on delivering clean, affordable, and reliable energy. Convergence focuses on energy solutions that lie at the confluence of renewable energy, electric mobility, and climate change.

GEDA’s Mr. Joglekar commented, “The solar lighting programme is a significant step towards consolidating Goa’s transition towards a green energy state. GEDA has been working across the state to promote adoption of cleaner energy, solar, and efficient lighting, which is beneficial not only for its people but also for the environment. We are very happy that CESL came forward to do this for Goa”

Rural India frequently suffers from power outages, if parts of it receive power at all, and many companies are trying to provide solutions for the same. With regard to this, last month, the government’s e-governance services arm CSC announced a collaboration with Tata Power to set up solar-powered microgrids and water pumps in rural areas across the country. To begin with, Tata Power has proposed to set up 10,000 microgrids to support rural consumers through Common Service Centres (CSCs).

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Soumya Duggal

Soumya is a master's degree holder in English, with a passion for writing. It's an interest she has directed towards environmental writing recently, with a special emphasis on the progress being made in renewable energy.