Four Indian innovators – GPS Renewables Pvt. Ltd., TESSOL, Simpa Energy India Pvt. Ltd. and Onergy (Punam Energy Pvt. Ltd.) – were conferred with WWF-India’s Climate Solver Award at New Delhi. This year’s winners were awarded under two categories – Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction and Energy Access (EA). Simpa Energy Pvt. Ltd. and Onergy (Punam Energy Pvt. Ltd.) were awarded for their innovative business models in enhancing energy access for rural households, and GPS Renewables Pvt. Ltd. and TESSOL were recognized for their cutting edge technologies under the GHG reduction category.
Energy Access Winners
Simpa Energy India Pvt. Ltd
Simpa Networks is a venture-backed technology company with an aim to make modern energy simple, affordable, and accessible for everyone. Simpa Energy India Pvt. Ltd. started its operations in 2011 with a prime focus in eight districts of Uttar Pradesh. Their innovative business model is a combination of pay-as-you-go and instalment plan pricing model for energy services.
Punam Energy Pvt. Ltd is a social enterprise established in 2009 providing decentralised energy solutions. ONergy’s “Hub & Spoke” strategy, where renewable energy centers act as hubs, combines high quality products, strong after-sales service network and consumer ﬁnancing. ONergy Solar is empanelled with various bodies such as NSIC, MNRE, SECI etc.
GHG Reduction Winners
GPS Renewables is a Bangalore based waste-to-energy technology firm founded in 2011, is pioneering the development of clean and low-cost technology for organic solid waste management solutions. BioUrja, the winning innovation by GPS Renewables, is a ready-to-assemble dry anaerobic digester solution that can pay back the initial investment in about two years.
Thermal Energy Service Solutions Pvt. Ltd. is a Mumbai based company that designs, manufactures and integrates products and solutions for specific applications such as mobile cold storage supply chain using thermal energy storage technology. The “PLUGnCHILL” solution uses electricity and efficient PCM heat exchanger instead of diesel for cold storage trucks.