In an effort to establish clean energy infra at National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) establishments, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) signed a pact with NHAI for establishing solar projects, LED lighting and EV charging stations.
According to an official statement, “The MoU will facilitate the implementation of energy efficiency projects, renewable energy projects and e-mobility services as a part of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, reduce emissions and achieve sustainable development all across toll plazas, highway lighting and other NHAI establishments.”
We have signed an MoU with @NHAI_Official to establish various clean energy & energy efficiency interventions at NHAI structures, in the presence of Chairman, EESL- Shri Rajeev Sharma and Member of Operations, NHAI- Shri R K Pandey @MinOfPower @PIB_India @nitin_gadkari pic.twitter.com/9Mxsme04b8
— EESL India (@EESL_India) January 8, 2021
EESL will be establishing solar power projects at NHAI buildings/ structures/ vacant land parcels. It will also set up EV charging infrastructure at toll plazas and at NHAI buildings. The Highway Authority likely to avail project management consultancy services for energy-efficient LED lighting from EESL.
As reported by a national daily, Saurabh Kumar, Executive Vice Chairperson, EESL, said that energy demand is on the rise and India is heading towards a sustainability-driven future by adopting energy efficiency initiatives.