Electrical Research and Development Association (ERDA) strengthened its commitment towards energy efficiency by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for strategic partnership in the area of energy efficiency with Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) on 12th February.
ERDA is one of the pioneers in the field of propagating energy efficiency for the last two decades through its three business verticals of testing & evaluation, field services and R&D and expert services. ERDA has contributed significantly towards testing and evaluating of energy efficient distribution transformers, motors, LED lamps and other household appliances. ERDA also has an enriching experience in the field of energy management services in power and process plants under PAT scheme, performance efficiency testing of thermal power plants, measurement and verification under ESCO business model, walk through energy audits, etc. Through its R&D activities, ERDA has developed energy efficient induction motors of IE-4 class and helped the industry in improving efficiency of centrifugal pumps.
EESL is a joint venture of four National Public-Sector Enterprises – NTPC Limited, PFC, REC and Powergrid, and was set up under Ministry of Power. EESL is a Super Energy Service Company (ESCO). Founded in 2010 by the Government of India, EESL today is implementing the largest energy efficiency portfolio in the world. EESL’s energy efficient appliances and technologies have saved India over 35 billion kWh energy annually.
ERDA and ESSL joined hands to work in the fields of Quality Assurance Programmes, Training and Skill Development, Energy Audit, and other related areas. The synergy between both the organisations will bring significant improvement in the demand side management of energy in India.
Electrical Research and Development Association (ERDA), established in 1974, operates its services under three business verticals of testing and evaluation, field services, R&D and expert services from Vadodara (Head Office), Rabale at Navi Mumbai, Gurgaon (ERDA-North) and Rajahmundry (ERDA-South). ERDA employs around 400 employees, tests more than 135 electrical products at its 24 state-of-the-art testing facilities and successfully handles a customer base of more than 9,000.
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