Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has signed an MoU with the Petroleum Conservation Research Association for the implementation of an energy efficient piped natural gas (PNG)-based cook stove programme across India. Under the MoU, EESL will promote the programme and distribute energy efficient PNG-based cook stoves to prospective consumers. In the first phase, the programme aims to distribute 1 million energy efficient PNG-based cook stoves in select cities. Consumers can opt for one of two kinds of payment models for availing of the programme – upfront or EMIs. EESL will mobilise the requisite investment and undertake procurement, distribution, annual maintenance and warranty obligations.