Peak electricity generation capacity that would be needed in India by 2030, to provide power to an explosive increase in new room air conditioners. Rising incomes, increasing urbanization, and higher cooling requirements will drive this huge demand.
Installed capacity in India as of Oct 2017. This means, close to 50% of current capacity will need to be built from scratch, to accommodate just air conditioning in mostly urban India.
Increased efficiency of the 5.2 ISEER rated ACs over the most efficient current units which are 5 star rated (5.0 ISEER). EESL proposes to install the more efficient units as part of the Super Efficient Air Conditioning Programme.
peak demand - down from 140 GW as mentioned earlier - if all the units that are installed from now on are 5.2 ISEER rated.
Number of 5.2 ISEER units that EESL has procured via a single tender and is installing for institutional buyers such as large banks (that have huge number of ATMs that need air conditioning). Customers will not bear any upfront capex costs and will pay EESL only through the savings the accrue by changing to the more efficient units.
Estimated annual savings per unit (USD 1,719).
estimated annual reduction in CO2 emissions per unit.
Rs. 1,000 crore
Estimated cost of the programme according to Saurabh Kumar of EESL, which would be raised from the market.
Price per unit at which EESL will offer the units to its customers.
Lowest bidders of EESL tender: Panasonic was the lowest price bidder, offering to make them at Rs 35,000, followed by Daikin, which quoted Rs 41,000 and Godrej offering them at Rs 51,000.