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Revolutionising India’s cooking and cooling habits - recent initiatives

By - King Stubb & Kasiva on November 18, 2023

The National Efficient Cooking Programme (NECP) and the Energy Efficient Fans Programme (EEFP), two innovative projects from the Ministry of Power's joint venture with Public Sector Undertakings, were unveiled by the Hon'ble Union Minister of Power, New & Renewable Energy, Shri R.K. Singh[1]. With these activities, India’s cooking habits will be revolutionized, and the significance and necessity of energy-efficient fans will be emphasized. EESL would provide 20 lakh energy-efficient induction cook-stoves and 1 crore effective BLDC fansnationwide as part of these initiatives.

Induction-based cook-stoves, which offer a 25–30% cost advantage over conventional cooking methods and promise both energy savings as well as cost-effective cooking solutions, are introduced by the National Efficient Cooking Programme (NECP). In order toprovide cleaner air and better health for its residents, EESL is distributing 20 lakh induction cook-stoves throughout India to lessen the environmental impact of cooking methods. In order to implement induction,cook-tops on a broad scale, EESL has also teamed up with Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS). The implementation is anticipated to hasten the widespread acceptability anduptake of contemporary electric cooking appliances in Indian kitchens.

The Energy Efficient Fans Programme (EEFP) aims to distribute one crore ceiling fans by implementing energy-efficient BLDC fans. These programmes create beneficial outcomes for all parties involved by cutting electricity bills, improving consumer comfort, and reducing energy usage and environmental effect.

Emphasizing the significance of EESL programmes

  • India has long relied on biomass-based cooking substitutes, which harm the environment and the health of its people. Furthermore, as the cooling sector is predicted to account for 60% of India's projected energy consumption, finding sustainable and energy-efficient cooling and cooking solutions is critical.
  • Additionally, EESL hasactively worked towardspromotingenergy-efficient products, including high-performance fans, LED bulbs, and tube lights. Interestingly, ceiling fans account for almost 40% of India's total household electricity consumption or more than 25% of the country's total electricity consumption.
  • It might be possible to reduce domestic electricity consumption by about 20%if all current ceiling fans were swapped out for the most energy-efficient versions now on the market. With the goal of saving as much as possible, EESL plans to install one crore energy-efficient, 5-star ceiling fans throughout India.

About Energy Efficiency Services Limited

Under the Ministry of Power, NTPC Limited, Power Finance Corporation, Rural Electrification Corporation, and POWERGRID established a joint venture called Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) to help in the implementation of energy-saving projects. Through creative business and execution strategies, EESL, a Super Energy Service Company (ESCO), aims to unleash India's estimated Rs. 74,000 crore energy efficiency market, which may lead to energy savings of up to 20% of current usage[2]. In addition, it serves as a resource centre for financial institutions, emerging ESCOs, SDAs, State DISCOMs, ERCs, and others that want to enhance their capabilities.



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