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EESL signs MoU with BHEL to set up a network of public charging stations at highways and cities across India

EESL signs MoU with BHEL to set up a network of public charging stations at highways and cities across India

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Delhi: Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture under Ministry of Power has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), one of the largest engineering and manufacturing enterprises in India to set up a network of Public Charging Infrastructure for electric mobility at various highways across the country.

EESL & BHEL will jointly explore opportunities in the field of e-mobility and fast-track the adoption of EVs in the country under Government of India’s National E-Mobility Programme.

As part of the MoU, BHEL will offer complete EPC solutions from concept to commissioning while EESL will make the entire upfront investment on services, along with the operation and maintenance of the public charging infrastructure. The MoU covers collaboration for identifying, planning, development and installation of charging stations at suitable locations.

Commenting on the partnership, Shri. Saurabh Kumar, Managing Director, EESL said, “Mobility is changing rapidly, and India is powering ahead to a sustainability-driven future by adopting electric vehicles. Availability of adequate charging infrastructure is one of the key requirements for further accelerating EV adoption in India. 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.”

Installation of public charging stations will help create a sustainable EV ecosystem in the states and cities to promote local adoption of E-mobility. With installation of public charging stations, the range anxiety among public is expected to reduce, which would help in increasing the adoption of EVs in the cities across India. This would also help meet the state level targets of increasing environment friendly clean fuel transportation. With increasing penetration of EVs, the local emission of pollutants is also expected to drop, leading to cleaner air providing several health benefits to the public.

Photo: MoU exchange between Ms. Renuka Gera, Executive Director, BHEL and Mr Amit Kaushik, Executive Director, EESL 

About EESL

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), under the administration of Ministry of Power, Government of India, is working towards mainstreaming energy efficiency and is implementing the world’s largest energy efficiency portfolio in the country. Driven by the mission of Enabling More – more transparency, more transformation, and more innovation, EESL aims to create market access for efficient and future-ready transformative solutions that create a win-win situation for every stakeholder. By 2020, EESL seeks to be a US$ 1.5 billion (INR 10,000 crore) company.

EESL has pioneered innovative business approaches to successfully roll-out large-scale programs that allow for incentive alignment across the value chain and rapidly drive transformative impact. EESL aims to leverage this implementation experience and explore new overseas market opportunities for diversification of its portfolio. As on date, EESL has begun its operations in UK, South Asia and South-East Asia.

About BHEL:

BHEL is one of the largest engineering and manufacturing companies of its kind in India engaged in design, engineering, construction, testing, commissioning and servicing of a wide range of products and services with over 180 product offerings to meet the ever-growing needs of the core sectors of economy viz. Power, Industry, Transmission, renewable Energy, transportation, Oil & Gas, Defence, Water and E-mobility.

BHEL has a widespread network of 16 manufacturing units, 2 repair units, 4 regional offices, 8 service centres, 3 overseas offices and 15 regional marketing centres besides host of project sites spread all over India and abroad.

BHEL is one of the pioneers in the field of electric mobility in India and offers end to end solutions with a diversified portfolio consisting of e-buses, motor & its controller and battery packs for Evs and EV Chargers. BHEL is committed to contributing to nation’s e-mobility mission and Delhi-Chandigarh Highway has been made e-mobility friendly with a network of solar based EV Chargers installed by BHEL under the aegis of DHI FAME-I scheme.

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Source: edelman
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Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network

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