Oct 13, 2017: Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has started a study with regard to launching efficient domestic lighting program in Southeast Asian country Vietnam.
“A feasibility study is underway in Vietnam, which has been funded by the United Nations Environment Programme, on the possibility of launching country-wide efficient domestic lighting programme,” said EESL CGM (technical) S P Garnaik.
An an agreement with Vietnam Electricity (EVN) has already been signed in 2016, to roll out the program. EVN is in charge of domestic electricity generation, transmission, distribution and trading. EESL will help Vietnam formulate a framework based on which EVN can execute such projects.
There is a potential of replacing 100 million power inefficient bulbs with LEDs in Vietnam. Installation of LED lights may begin from March 2018.
EESL has also signed an agreement with Cambodian enterprise D&D Group to see opportunities for energy efficiency projects in Vietnam and Cambodia. EESL will also offer consultancy to manage energy efficient programmes that include aggregating demand, procurement and execution.
EESL’s work has been recognised in the international circuit with the IEA (International Energy Agency) publishing a case study on UJALA.
The Government of India has included EESL’s work in government-to-government engagements in UK, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Indonesia.