CogitAsia Podcast: Achieving Energy Efficiency in India’s States

In this episode, we explore India’s energy efficiency efforts. Dr. Kartikeya Singh, Deputy Director of the CSIS Wadhwani Chair, discusses some of the ways India’s state governments are saving electricity with Saurabh Kumar, Managing Director of Energy Efficiency Services Limited, or EESL.

EESL is a unique joint venture between India’s central power ministry and state-owned public services with a mandate to stand up large-scale energy efficiency projects throughout India and South Asia. Mr. Kumar shares how EESL is helping India’s states spend less on electricity, how India benefits from input from U.S. and international partners, and describes how EESL is providing longer lasting services through projects like an affordable LED bulb replacement program. Hosted by Will Colson. Audio edited by Ribka Gemilangsari. Written and produced by Jeffrey Bean.

Kartikeya Singh

Kartikeya Singh

Dr. Kartikeya Singh is deputy director and senior fellow of the Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies at CSIS.


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