India has made ambitious commitments in the Paris Climate Accord and organisations such as Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) and Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) are putting their best foot forward to ensure that the goals are met. EESL and M&M, a part of the $19 bn Mahindra Group, announced that they have collaborated for a LED replacement programme with energy efficient (EE) alternatives across M&M's 18 manufacturing facilities in India. This collaboration is EESL's first private sector engagement to promote energy efficient appliances in a working space and is aimed at encouraging private sector to adopt EE appliances.
The installation of LED lighting will save 20 mn units of electricity per annum. M&M has made an investment of Rs 16 crore in this project. Technical assistance, cost efficient procurement and project management services for this project across all M&M facilities have been provided by EESL.
In addition, energy audits - are being undertaken in six manufacturing facilities of M&M to explore further energy saving opportunities which include waste heat recovery, energy efficient motors and heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC), etc. EESL will also help M&M in the training and capacity building of its employees to use the new energy efficient equipment and adopt efficient practice to conserve energy. Under the aegis of this programme EESL will enable M&M to manage its energy needs efficiently and affordably.