About EESL

“I urge you all to use LED bulbs, save money, save energy and take part in helping our nation.”    

                                                                                          Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister


Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) is a joint venture of four National Public Sector Undertakings – NTPC Limited, Power Finance Corporation Limited, Rural Electrification Corporation Limited and POWERGRID Corporation of India Limited, set up under Ministry of Power, Government of India. EESL is a Super Energy Service Company (ESCO). It acts as the resource center for capacity building for State Distribution Companies (DISCOMs), Energy Regulatory Commissions (ERCs), State Development Authorities (SDAs), upcoming ESCOs, financial institutions, etc.

Implementing the world’s largest energy efficiency portfolio
  • Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) : World’s largest street light replacement programme
  • Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All(UJALA): World’s largest zero-subsidy domestic LED bulb programme
  • World’s largest Agricultural Demand Side Management programme (AgDSM)
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.

As South Asia's first and foremost energy efficiency leader, EESL leads the market-related activities of the National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE), one of the 8 national missions under the Prime Minister’s National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC). With an unprecedented 140X growth in 2 years, EESL’s flagship initiative, Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA), has revolutionized India’s access to energy saving LED bulbs and reduced carbon emissions by up to 27 million tonnes every year. Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE&C) across India’s energy intensive industries and other key demand-side economic sectors promise an investment potential of INR 74,000 crore through large scale deployments.

EESL has already reduced India's carbon footprint, peak energy demand, and electricity bills through energy efficiency intervention projects worth Rs. 43 billion in municipal water pumps, fans, buildings, tube lights, air-conditioners, and other appliances. The company has pioneered innovative new energy service model, and its success has created a blueprint for commercial growth of energy service companies in India's energy efficiency space. These include cost reduction attributed to aggregating demand and economies of scale, which have stimulated India’s private energy efficiency investments. EESL’s ESCO leadership has attracted international interest – today, the company has established global operations in the UK and South-East Asia. Through technologies such as real-time tracking via cloud servers, EESL's systems have made energy management transparent and easy for a diverse clientele. EESL also spearheads energy efficiency research, training and deployment of technical and financial consultants to identify opportunities in solar energy, water supply, and energy in transportation and domestic consumption.