Godrej Appliances has sealed an investment deal of 207 crore which will be spend by Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) to supply, install and commission 52,000 inverter air-conditioners for government and railway establishments.
Working under the ministry of power, EESL is a joint venture of NTPC, Power Finance Corporation, Rural Electrification & Power Grid Corporation. This contract is for designing, manufacturing, supplying, installing and servicing 52,000 units of Godrej NXW green inverter ACs having 5-star energy. Godrej NXW is the premium sub-brand of Godrej.
EESL managing director Saurabh Kumar said this initiative is part of a larger programme to make buildings more energy-efficient by using super-efficient cooling equipment and LED lights.
Kumar said, “The Government plans to replace current old air-conditioners in government buildings with super-efficient appliances that will consume 30% less power. By March, 1500 buildings will be covered and by June, all 2500 central government offices and public-sector company buildings will be covered.”
ESSl had shared the requirement of air conditioners with minimum ISEER of 5.20. The ACs that are being supplied to fulfill this contract have been specially designed to suit the Indian climatic conditions while delivering high efficiency. It is estimated that the current generation of five star inverter AC consumes almost 50% less energy when compared to the ACs prevalent ten years back.