Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National, State/Regional
Date Effective:2012
Policy Type:Economic Instruments, Information and Education
Policy Target:Lighting
Agency:Energy Efficiency Services Limited

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) is a publicly owned energy services company with the mission of delivering energy efficiency across India. It was established in 2010 and is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Power as part of the National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency of Power. It is a joint venture of four major government-owned companies: Power Grid, NTPC, Rural Electrification Corporation Limited and the Power Finance Corporation Limited.

The EESL’s Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA, meaning Light in Hindi), is the world’s largest domestic lighting replacement programme. By 2019, UJALA aims to replace 770 million old wasteful lamps with modern, efficient and longer lasting LED lamps, without the need for any government subsidies.

By November 2017, more than 270 million LED bulbs had been delivered across the country. UJALA’s LED bulbs cost about 50 INR and UJALA allows the consumers to buy them for an initial payment of 10 INR, and the balance is paid through the consumer’s electricity bills in equal monthly instalments of 10 INR.

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