EESL to distribute 10 mn energy efficient fans from Sept
The consumers include manufacturing units, government and private offices, townships, schools, colleges, hospitals and retailers
Vijayawada In another green-friendly initiative, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of PSUs under the Ministry of Power, has decided to deploy 10 million energy-efficient fans (both three and five star) across India from September.
With ceiling fan’s falling under mandatory star labeling since January, 2023, EESL has procured 80,000 BEE five-star rated fans based on BLDC technology as part of a pilot project. The upcoming deployment of 10 million energy efficient fans through the EESL will encompass a wide range of consumers, including manufacturing units, government and private offices, townships, schools, colleges, hospitals and retail consumers.
The initiative will have a sustainable impact on energy consumption. Traditional fans with single phase induction motors consume around 70 to 80 watts while delivering air flow at 210 to 220 m3/minute. In stark contrast, the introduction of BLDC fans by EESL heralds a transformative change, as these fans consume a mere 35 watts while air delivery ranging from 220 to 230 m3/min, potentially reduces electricity by half.
The initiative by EESL is designed to support the country’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) targets by encouraging wide spread adoption of energy efficient fans, benefiting consumers, governments and public and private organisations to save energy, reduce electricity bills and contribute to the nation’s sustainable energy management.
Around 2.20 crore LED bulbs were distributed to households in Andhra Pradesh under an earlier initiative and it is estimated to save around 1700 million units per annum. Similarly, EESL had distributed around 3.24 lakh energy efficient fans in Andhra Pradesh with estimated energy savings of 30 MU worth Rs 10 crore.
EESL, which is striving hard for a sustainable future, has called for a widespread adoption of BLDC fans in the nook and corner of India. It has expressed its complete satisfaction over the energy efficiency measures being taken up by AP government.
The Government of India has adopted the LED lights in UJALA programme which have made a huge impact on energy savings and carbon mitigation, said EESL CEO Vishal Kapoor during an interaction with State heads of EESL and stakeholders on the significance and impact of most energy efficiency appliances on Sunday.
He said their mandate is to make a major impact for judicious use of electricity and reducing greenhouse gas emission. “Under the leadership of PM, in the UJALA programme, India adopted the LED lights which have made a huge impact on energy savings and carbon mitigation,” Kapoor pointed out.
“Just as the nation successfully transitioned from incandescent bulbs to LEDs, it’s now time to consciously shift towards energy efficiency fans,” said Animesh Mishra, a senior official of EESL.
Energy savings achieved through the use of BLDC fans can result in cost savings for the governments. Moreover, public and private organisations as well as individuals will witness tangible reductions in their electricity bills. Furthermore, the incorporation of energy efficiency BLDC fans contributes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions combating climate change. EESL’s previous flagship programme of UJALA had already achieved remarkable success by providing LED bulbs, tube lights and energy efficiency fans to the domestic consumers.
Over 36.70 crore LED bulbs, 72.09 lakh LED tube lights and 23.41 lakh energy efficient fans have been distributed resulting in estimated energy savings of 47.98 billion kWh per year with avoided peak demand of 9,747 MW, GHG emission reduction of 39 million tonnes of CO2 per year and estimated annual monetary savings of Rs 19,156 crore in consumer electricity bills.
Explaining about the energy efficiency initiatives in AP, Animesh Mishra said that as per third party study conducted in AP by Engineering Staff College of India and Andhra University, average annual savings per LED bulb is around 73.7 units.