Gurgaon, 9 February 2024: EMC Kerala, the state-designated agency for energy conservation in Kerala, and AEEE, a leading not-for-profit organisation committed to promoting energy efficiency, have formed a strategic partnership to enhance energy efficiency adoption across the state. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), formalising this collaboration, was exchanged on 8 February 2024 at the inaugural edition of the International Energy Festival of Kerala (IEFK), held at the Tagore Theatre, scheduled from 7-9 February 2024. Notably, AEEE organized a session on ‘Catalysing Energy Efficiency in states through the ESCO route’ at IEFK after the MOU exchange.
The MoU establishes a framework for cooperation between EMC Kerala and AEEE, focusing on strategic expansion and intensification of EMC Kerala’s initiatives through exchange of information and knowledge, collaboration on application and implementation of policy and practices, capacity building, and resource mobilisation. Both organisations are committed to supporting each other in expediting the uptake of cleaner and energy-efficient solutions and technologies, especially in the areas of ESCOs, MSMEs, Demand Flexibility, EE Finance and development of State Energy Policies.
Dr R Harikumar, Director of Energy Management Centre Kerala, expressed his enthusiasm about this collaboration, stating, “This MoU marks a crucial step towards fostering sustainable development through enhanced energy efficiency practices in Kerala. Leveraging AEEE’s proficiency in decarbonisation and energy efficiency, we will accelerate our efforts to reduce energy consumption and mitigate emissions, thereby contributing to the development of a climate resilient Kerala, in alignment with our Sustainable Development Goals and net-zero aspirations.”
Dr Satish Kumar, President and Executive Director of AEEE, emphasised the significance of this partnership, stating, ” Kerala has been a flagbearer of energy management and conservation in India. Collaboration between EMC Kerala and AEEE holds immense potential to further drive impactful transformations in Kerala’s energy efficiency landscape. Through joint efforts, we aim to develop innovative strategies and solutions to address the challenges of climate change and energy transition of the region.”
Over the next three years, EMC Kerala and AEEE will work closely together to implement various policy and project related initiatives as part of this MoU across different demand sectors in the state.
About Energy Management Centre – Kerala
Energy Management Centre – Kerala is the designated government agency to co-ordinate, regulate and enforce the provisions of the Energy Conservation Act 2001 (Central Act 52 of 2001) in Kerala. The guiding philosophy of EMC is to achieve sustainable development through enhancing total energy efficiency and application of renewable energy and environment friendly energy systems in all sectors of the economy.
About Alliance for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Alliance for an Energy-Efficient Economy (AEEE) is India’s leading policy support and implementation organisation, enabling the energy efficiency market with a not-for-profit motive. With an industry-led approach, AEEE drives all-inclusive policy research, innovation, and on-ground impact, targeting national and state-level energy and emission reductions while improving the quality of life of the most vulnerable. The three key goals of AEEE are ambitious: enabling 100 GW of demand offset, facilitating INR 100,000 crores in green investments, and empowering 500K+ green professionals for India’s net-zero ambition. AEEE brings together government, industry, civil society organisations and key stakeholders to promote energy efficiency as a resource and transform the market for energy-efficient products and services, thereby contributing to meeting India’s energy security goals, clean energy, and climate change.
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