The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), formalising this collaboration, was exchanged on 8 February 2024 at the inaugural edition of the International Energy Festival of Kerala (IEFK), held at the Tagore Theatre, scheduled from 7-9 February 2024.
EMC Kerala, the state-designated agency for energy conservation in Kerala, and AEEE, a renowned non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting energy efficiency, have forged a strategic cooperation to increase energy efficiency adoption throughout the state. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), formalising this collaboration, was exchanged on 8 February 2024 at the inaugural edition of the International Energy Festival of Kerala (IEFK), held at the Tagore Theatre, scheduled from 7-9 February 2024. Following the MOU exchange, AEEE organized a discussion at IEFK on ‘Catalysing Energy Efficiency in States through the ESCO Route’.
The MoU establishes a framework for cooperation between EMC Kerala and AEEE, focusing on strategic expansion and intensification of EMC Kerala’s initiatives through exchange of information and knowledge, collaboration on application and implementation of policy and practices, capacity building, and resource mobilisation. Organisations are dedicated to working together to accelerate the adoption of cleaner and more energy-efficient solutions and technologies, particularly in the areas of ESCOs, MSMEs, demand flexibility, EE finance, and the development of state energy laws.
Dr R Harikumar, Director of Energy Management Centre Kerala, expressed his enthusiasm about this collaboration, stating, “This MoU marks a crucial step towards fostering sustainable development through enhanced energy efficiency practices in Kerala. Leveraging AEEE’s proficiency in decarbonisation and energy efficiency, we will accelerate our efforts to reduce energy consumption and mitigate emissions, thereby contributing to the development of a climate resilient Kerala, in alignment with our Sustainable Development Goals and net-zero aspirations.”
Dr Satish Kumar, President and Executive Director of AEEE, emphasised the significance of this partnership, stating, “Kerala has been a flagbearer of energy management and conservation in India. Collaboration between EMC Kerala and AEEE holds immense potential to further drive impactful transformations in Kerala’s energy efficiency landscape. Through joint efforts, we aim to develop innovative strategies and solutions to address the challenges of climate change and energy transition in the region.”
Over the next three years, EMC Kerala and AEEE will collaborate closely to implement numerous policy and project-related activities throughout the state’s demand sectors under this MoU.