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CESL, Ladakh inks MoU for clean energy and energy efficiency projects

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Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL) has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the administration of the Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh, to make it clean and green UT.

Under the MoU, several clean energy and energy efficiency programmes will be executed, the company said.

Beginning with a pilot in the Zanskar valley area, the company will take up solar mini and microgrid 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 decentralized 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, concentrating 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, comprising the pilot, and will also help in the business development of several clean energy and sustainability programmes of Convergence.

The Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council will provide the required land in respective council areas for the implementation of the clean energy projects.

Author : Moulin Oza
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