By BizLED Bureau
Feb 12, 2016: As part of their energy-conservation drive, the Indian government officially announced that that it has distributed 10 million light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in just 20 days under their flagship program: Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP). Till date, 60 million bulbs have already been distributed by the authorities.
India is a diverse country with a large urban population and even deeper rural population. The target is to replace existing 770 million incandescent bulbs in the residential sector throughout the country with LEDs. This will result in massive savings of power consumption and government plans to redirect the current resources for country’s development.
The scheme is currently executed by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) for power conservation, which a Public Energy Services company under power ministry across several states.
‘The 50-million milestone was achieved in the month of January. It took close to 20 days to distribute 10 million more LED bulbs by EESL’, said an official.
After this phase of distribution, EESL is helping the country to avoid peak demand of 1,848 Mw and an estimated energy savings of more than 20 million kWh per day. This effort will lead to financial savings of more than Rs 8 crore per day and has led to a CO2 emission reduction of close to 17,352 tonnes per day.
The authorities are positive as they are marching ahead on government’s mission towards energy and power conservation.