CRI has bagged a Rs.150 crore order from Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a Government of India Enterprise under the Union Ministry of Power, for implementation of the Agriculture Demand Side Management (AgDSM) program in association with Government of Andhra Pradesh. The AgDSM program is aimed to replace existing inefficient agriculture pumps with BEE five star rated energy efficient pumpsets along with Internet of Things (IoT) enabled smart control panels with estimated energy saving potential of 25 per cent. These pumpsets are provided at free of cost to farmers with free maintenance for five years. The project will cover over 40,000 farmers in Andhra Pradesh.
The order follows by CRI Pumps taking up a pilot project eight years ago in Maharashtra– the only company to do so, initiated by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Government of India to reduce electricity consumption used for irrigation. The average efficiency range of BEE Star rated Energy Efficient Pumpsets is 40 to 50 per cent compared to 20 to 30 per cent of existing pumpsets.
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