NHAI in pact with EESL for planning EV charging stations at highways

EESL EV charging station

Energy Efficiency Services (EESL), a joint venture under Ministry of Power, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), to establish various clean energy and energy efficiency interventions at NHAI structures.

EESL and NHAI have agreed to implement energy efficiency projects, renewable energy projects and e-mobility services as a part of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) to reduce dependence on fossil fuel, reduce emissions and achieve sustainable development all across Toll Plazas and other NHAI establishments.

Rajeev Sharma, chairman of EESL and RK Pandey, member – Projects, have signed the agreement. The establishment of energy efficiency measures at the NHAI buildings and toll plazas would also help meet the targets of increasing environment friendly clean initiatives.

NHAI will avail PMC services of EESL as on required basis. NHAI will also provide site related information to EESL, which is required for undertaking the jobs and will support it during the feasibility assessment, along with helping in providing all relevant data as and when required by EESL.

“Setting up charging stations at highways will boost the interest of public commuting from one city to another. The installation of LED lighting and solar power plants will help enable energy savings and reduce carbon emissions,” Rajat Kumar Sud, managing director of EESL.