The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has planned to install 10 million energy-efficient fans in India to cater to the country's rising demand.
EESL has partnered with Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program (CLASP) to accelerate the drive. Venkatesh Dwivedi, Group Executive Director, EESL, said that ceiling fans were one of India’s most widely used household appliances and one of the key energy consumption appliances in Indian households.
“We now aim to procure/ distribute energy-efficient fans that consume 60% less energy than conventional fans, making them affordable and accessible to every household. Switching to these fans will help secure an energy-conscious and sustainable future for all,” he said.
Bishal Thapa, Senior Director – India, CLASP, said, “Fans are a critical cooling appliance for millions across India and around the world. Replacing India’s residential ceiling fans with super-efficient models can save 15% of residential power consumption annually. In addition, energy-efficient fans have the potential to increase access, reduce energy use as well as carbon emissions. We are pleased to partner with EESL on this important effort to promote increased deployment of energy-efficient fans.”
Milind Deore, Secretary of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), said, “The demand for cooling is expected to surge with the rising temperatures. It, in turn, will increase the burden on power generation and transmission systems. As a result, adopting energy-efficient fans is crucial for improving indoor comfort, lowering costs, reducing peak demand, and driving environmental sustainability. EESL’s energy-efficient fans thus hold multiple benefits for individuals, communities, and the nation.”
A study by Prayas Group said that ceiling fans contribute to approximately 40% of total residential electricity consumption, which accounts for over a quarter of India’s overall electricity usage. By replacing all current ceiling fans with the most efficient models available today, nearly 20% of total residential electricity consumption can be diminished.