India Energy Efficiency Scale-up Program (WB-P162849)

  • South Asia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • India
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
May 17, 2018
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of Republic of India
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Energy
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 220.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 1,348.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Sep 16, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Mar 2, 2017

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Project Description
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According to website of the World Bank, the proposed project would support 'Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL)' for Energy Efficiency market transformation in India. The Operation is primarily focused on scaling up deployment of energy efficient appliances and equipment in the residential and public sectors. 

The project objectives are to: scale up energy savings in residential and public sectors, strengthen EESL’s institutional capacity, and enhance its access to commercial financing. 

Following are the four results areas covered under this program:

(i) Results Area 1: Energy savings and EE market transformation in the residential sector
(ii) Results Area 2: Energy savings and EE market transformation in public street lighting
(iii) Results Area 3: Development of sustainable business models in new EE market segments
(iv) Results Area 4: Institutional strengthening for sustainable EE scale-up.

Investment Description
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Private Actors Description
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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).

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) Client -

Contact Information
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World Bank
Contact: Mr. Ashok Sarkar
Title: Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank
Tel: +1 202 473 5391

Contact: Ms. Defne Gencer
Title: Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank
Tel: +1 202 473 6037

Contact: Mr. Simon Stolp
Title: Lead Energy Specialist, World Bank
Tel: +91-11 4924 7755

Contact: Mr. Donald Joseph Purka
Title: Senior Infrastructure Finance Specialist, World Bank
Tel: +1 202 458 8771

Contact: Mr. Lekhan Thakkar
Title: Director (MI), DEA, Ministry of Finance
Tel: +91-11-23094193

Implementing Agencies
Contact: Mr. Mohit Khatri
Title: Deputy General Manager (Finance), EESL
Tel: +91 120 490 8000


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