EESL, BSNL team up to set up 1,000 vehicle charging stations across India
19 February 2020
Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) for installation of electric vehicle charging stations to boost e-mobility adoption across India.
Under the partnership, EESL will set up EV charging stations at 1,000 BSNL sites in a phased manner across the country.
"EESL will make the entire upfront investment on the services pertaining to the MoU, along with the operation and maintenance of the charging infrastructure by using qualified personnel,” EESL stated in a release on Tuesday.
"BSNL would be responsible for providing the requisite space and power connections for installing the charging infrastructure."
Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture under ministry of power has so far commissioned 300 AC and 170 DC charging stations across India.
EESL had earlier signed MoU with BHEL to set up a network of public charging infrastructure for electric mobility at various highways across the country.
As per the MoU, EESL and BHEL will jointly explore opportunities in the field of e-mobility and fast-track the adoption of EVs in the country under Government of India’s National E-Mobility Programme.
As part of the MoU, BHEL will offer complete EPC solutions from concept to commissioning while EESL will make the entire upfront investment on services, along with the operation and maintenance of the public charging infrastructure. The MoU covers collaboration for identifying, planning, development and installation of charging stations at suitable locations.