EESL, PCRA sign MoU to implement ‘Energy Efficient PNG Cook Stove’ programme

at 5:13 pm

New Delhi (NVI): State-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) for implementation of Energy Efficient PNG Cook Stove (EEPS) programme on a pan India basis.

The MoU was exchanged in the presence of Tarun Kapoor, Secretary (Petroleum and Natural Gas) and Chairman, PCRA, during the inauguration of SAKSHAM (Sanrakshan Kshmata Mahotsav) Campaign 2021, a month long annual event by PCRA.

Under this pact, the EESL will execute and implement the EEPS programme across India and will collaborate with the PCRA to promote the programme and distribute energy efficient PNG (piped natural gas) based cook stoves to prospective consumers, according to a statement released by EESL.

In the first phase of the EEPS programme, 10 lakh energy efficient PNG based cooking stoves will be distributed in select cities of the country, the statement added.

The programme will be available to all PNG consumers in the relevant areas.

The consumers can opt for two kinds of payment models for availing the programme – Upfront or EMIs.

“The EESL will implement this programme by mobilising the requisite investment and will do procurement, distribution, annual maintenance, and warranty obligations,” the statement added.

For this programme, using economies of scale, EESL expects a 15-20 per cent reduction in price for the stoves as compared to the usual market price, which will greatly benefit the consumers.

Speaking about the partnership, Niranjan Kumar Singh, Executive Director, PCRA, said, “Natural gas is a clean source of energy. This programme will not only be a boon for the consumers through the proliferation of economical, convenient and safe PNG stoves, but will also lead to energy savings and emission reduction.”

Rajat Sud, Managing Director, EESL, said, “The PNG stove developed in consultation of Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun by the PCRA is more efficient and safe. The PNG stove has been designed specifically for the use of piped gas consumers. This will help in considerable fuel conservation and savings up to 25 per cent of gas consumption.”

In addition to this, the EESL will develop an online web portal and mobile app to receive the orders from consumers, along with creating a real time dashboard to monitor the orders received and delivered.

EESL under the administration of Ministry of Power is working towards mainstreaming energy efficiency and is implementing the world’s largest energy efficiency portfolio in the country.