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NHPC, CESL inks agreement for 25 e-vehicles, three EV fast chargers

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State-run hydro power giant NHPC has announced that it has signed pacts with Convergence Energy Services Ltd (CESL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), for leasing of 25 electric vehicles and supply of three electric vehicles (EV) fast chargers to NHPC comprising its installation and commissioning, a statement by NHPC said.

NHPC will have the largest EV fleet amongst Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) in India, it added. NHPC had formerly leased two EVs through EESL in 2019.

The e-mobility contracts were signed through video conferencing on June 4, 2021.

The agreements were signed by Rajesh Kumar, GM (Mechanical) on behalf of NHPC; and Rajneesh Rana, CGM & Cluster Head (North) EESL/ CESL on behalf of CESL.

NK Jain, Director (Personnel), Biswajit Basu, Director (Projects) and AK Srivastava, CVO from NHPC and Mahua Acharya, MD & CEO and Saurabh Kumar, Executive Vice Chairperson, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) were also present on the occasion.

NHPC has signed the e-mobility agreement as a step towards its pledge towards the environment and on eve of celebrating World Environment Day 2021, it stated.

AK Singh, CMD, NHPC said in the statement, "We are glad to expand our EV fleet by associating with CESL. NHPC is dedicated towards the environment and is committed to contributing towards reducing carbon footprints in the country."

On the occasion, NK Jain, Director (Personnel), NHPC, said in the statement, "The e-mobility agreement between NHPC and CESL is an important step towards reducing pollution levels and it is fitting that the agreement is being signed between two companies dedicated towards clean environment and reducing carbon emission."

Saurabh Kumar, Executive Vice Chairperson, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), said in the statement, "It is a well-established fact that EVs are the future. The country's transition towards cleaner modes of transport cannot be fulfilled without mass adoption of EVs and we are delighted to have partnered with NHPC to accelerate this movement."

A comprehensive MoU between NHPC and EESL to explore opportunities for energy efficiency and conservation measures in NHPC is also under process. 

Author : Moulin Oza
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