NHPC has signed pacts with Convergence Energy Services Ltd (CESL) to procure 25 electric vehicles on lease and three fast EV chargers. A statement by NHPC said that it has signed e-mobility agreements 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 vehicle (EV) fast chargers including its installation and commissioning.
The e-mobility agreements were signed through video conferencing. This e-mobility agreement is a step towards its commitment towards the environment and on eve of celebrating World Environment Day 2021.
AK Singh, CMD, NHPC said – “We are glad to expand our EV fleet by associating with CESL. NHPC is dedicated towards the environment and is committed to contribute towards reducing carbon footprints in the country.”
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), stated that – “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.”
This pact will lead to NHPC having the biggest EVs fleet amongst Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) in India. Earlier it had leased two EVs through EESL in 2019. Besides, a broad MoU between NHPC and EESL to explore opportunities of Energy Efficiency and Conservation measures in NHPC is also in process.