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The potential of India’s energy efficiency market is estimated at more than US $3.1 billion. Indian government is undertaking various energy efficiency actions and few programs from Renewable Energy India 2009 Expo site is given below

•Energy saving potential in the range of 23% – 46% has been identified through energy audits conducted in public buildings
•Under the 1st phase of Energy Efficient Govt. Buildings Programme 9 public buildings were taken up for energy audits
•17 additional Government buildings undertaken for 2nd phase through performance contracting under the ESCO route
•A national programme for existing buildings is under preparation
•Innovative financial instruments for promoting performance contracting are being developed to overcome lack of effective delivery mechanism
•A study by Associated Chambers of commerce and Industry of India, six million CFL’s used every year in India would eliminate the need of 3700 MW of electricity and save around $6 million
•In India, there are 300 million general lighting service points, and if 10% of these are converted to CFL, 4,000 million kW per annum of electricity would be saved, reducing the country’s electricity bills by Rs. 1320 crore
•IFC, a member of the World Bank Group is prioritizing investments in Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency domains of Indian businesses
•Three lakh Electric Vehicles on the Indian roads by 2020 (2,3 & 4 wheelers) could result in a reduction of over 16 lakh metric tons of CO, NOx & HC by 2020, savings of over US$ 1billion in foreign exchange


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About Narasimhan Santhanam (Narsi)

Narsi, a Director at EAI, Co-founded one of India's first climate tech consulting firm in 2008.

Since then, he has assisted over 250 Indian and International firms, across many climate tech domain Solar, Bio-energy, Green hydrogen, E-Mobility, Green Chemicals.

Narsi works closely with senior and top management corporates and helps then devise strategy and go-to-market plans to benefit from the fast growing Indian Climate tech market.


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