25 lakh people can try out gadgets that save power

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NEW DELHI: With an objectiveto promote energy efficient technologies and appliances, BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) and Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) have entered into a partnership to launch a 12-month pilot energy efficient appliance programme that will cover over 25 lakh residential and institutional consumers in south and west Delhi.

Through this programme, BRPL consumers would be able to procure several optimally priced energy efficient appliances, including the super efficient air conditioners. “These ACs will be made available under the super efficient air conditioning programme, which is an intrinsic part of the overall energy efficient appliance programme. They are around 40% more efficient than the current 3-star technology,” said an official.

Besides promoting energy efficiency, the programme will also help in reducing the peak power demand in south and west Delhi, enabling the two organisations to harness synergies to promote energy security and sustainability. “It will also enable BRPL to leverage EESL’s strengths, which will undertake all activities related to sourcing, supply, complaint management and redressal and fulfilment of warranty obligations for the products,” said a spokesperson.

The agreement, which was signed between EESL and BRPL, will benefit both BRPL and its consumers. “This association will enable BRPL consumers to procure five kinds of energy efficient appliances like super efficient air conditioners, induction cook stoves, BEE 5-star rated energy efficient fans, LED tube lights (20 W) at optimal prices. These will go a long way in not only conserving energy, but also help consumers save money,’’ said an official.

A dedicated e-commerce website, www.EESLmart.in, was also launched through which consumers of BRPL can purchase energy efficient appliances. Once the website is opened to the public in March 2019, consumers can create a profile and register on it free-of-charge after submitting requisite documents.