New Delhi: The Maharashtra government today signed pacts with Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) to implement gas-based trigeneration projects in selective facilities including government-owned hospitals, guest houses, hostels, offices and other government buildings.
The agreements were signed with Medical Education & Drugs Department, Public Works Department (PWD), General Administration Department GAD (Protocol), and Tribal Development Department (TDD).
EESL will implement this project under its Pay As You Save (PAYS) business model. It will make the entire upfront investment of around Rs 75 crore for projects with capacity of 7 Megawatt (Mw). It will also provide service and maintenance for 10 years.
Repayment to EESL will be done through monetisation of energy savings. EESL said in a statement the project is estimated to result in savings of 20 per cent towards existing capital costs for these departments. EESL will conduct an engineering study before work on the projects begins in six months.
“The intervention potential of trigeneration technology in the state’s energy scenario is immense. Increased adoption of trigeneration will help in reducing end users’ demands from the electricity grid, thereby, enabling greater grid stability and transition to cleaner fuels,” Chief Minister Fadnavis said.
Trigeneration technology simultaneously generates heating, cooling and electricity. It uses gas as an input. The technology ensures commercial establishments avail these benefits without compromising the stability of their fuel or power supply.
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