Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the administration of Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh, to make it a clean and green UT.
Under the MoU, various clean energy and energy efficiency programmes will be implemented, the company said.
Beginning with a pilot in the Zanskar valley area, the company will take up solar mini and micro grid solutions, energy efficient lighting, energy storage-based solutions, efficient cooking stoves and electric mobility solutions in the UT.
“Energy access for Ladakh is foremost. We need sustainable solutions such as the decentralised energy efficient solutions that can be implemented in difficult terrains of Ladakh," R K Mathur, Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Ladakh said.
CESL will build the EV ecosystem for the UT, focusing on EV charging infrastructure which will utilize renewable sources of power, and electric vehicles (EVs) that are being tested for high altitudes. This programme will be based on innovative business models, using carbon credits.
The UT Administration will support CESL with investment in projects, including the pilot, and will also assist in business development of various clean energy and sustainability programmes of Convergence.
The Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council will provide the requisite land in respective council areas for the implementation of the clean energy projects.