India’s First Green Energy Convergence Project

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  • November 19, 2020
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India’s First Green Energy Convergence Project

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Environment

In news

  • Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of PSUs under the Ministry of Power and Department of New & Renewable Energy (DNRE), Goa, have signed a MOU to implement India’s first Convergence Project in the State.

Key takeaways 

  • Under the MoU, EESL and DNRE will carry-out the feasibility studies and subsequent implementation of decentralized solar energy projects.
  • EESL shall implement the solar energy projects including; (1) establishment of 100 MW of decentralized ground mounted Solar Power projects on government lands to be used for agricultural pumping; (2) replacing approximately 6,300 agricultural pumps with BEE star rated energy efficient pumps; (3) distribute approximately 16 Lakh LED bulbs for rural domestic households.
  • The projects will accelerate the usage of renewable energy sources, especially for agricultural and rural power consumption in the State.

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