- The EV charging plaza has been established by EESL in collaboration with NDMC.
- Union Power Minister R K Singh also launched the RAISE national programme.
- The RAISE initiative is aimed at improving indoor air quality.
Union Power Minister R K Singh today inaugurated India’s first public EV (electric vehicle) charging plaza at Chelmsford Club in New Delhi. The plaza has been established by EESL (Energy Efficiency Services Ltd) in collaboration with NDMC (New Delhi Municipal Council).
Congratulating EESL and NDMC on the occasion, the Minister said, “The EV charging plaza is a new avenue for making e-mobility ubiquitous and convenient in India. Such innovative initiatives are imperative for the creation of a robust e-mobility ecosystem in the country.”
The new public EV charging plaza will host five chargers of different specifications, according to an official statement.
Singh also launched RAISE (Retrofit of Air-conditioning to improve Indoor air quality for Safety and Efficiency) national programme. EESL is retrofitting its office air-conditioning and ventilation system, as part of a larger initiative developed in collaboration with USAID (United States Agency for International Development) for healthy and energy-efficient buildings.
“I believe the RAISE initiative can potentially alleviate the issue of bad air quality in workspaces across the nation and pioneer ways to make them healthier and greener. I look forward to the success of their programme and wish both EESL and USAID best of luck for their future endeavours,” Singh said.
“We just concluded the US-India Strategic Energy Partnership Ministerial last week with a very engaging dialogue and a forward-looking action plan. I’m happy that one of its key deliverables i.e. RAISE is being launched here by the honourable minister just two days after the SEP,” USAID Asia Bureau Deputy Assistant Administrator Javier Piedra said.
“USAID and EESL have been working together to transform markets for clean energy technologies and have jointly developed this integrated approach that benefits consumers and the industry while ensuring energy savings and better health. The solutions for indoor air quality, energy efficiency, and healthy workspaces in response to Covid-19 are relevant worldwide and this pioneering initiative has immense potential to be emulated globally,” Piedra added.
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