By BizLED Bureau
March 9, 2015: By March 2016, the government of Andhra Pradesh, an Indian state, will distribute 20 million LED bulbs to 10 million households in the state. This move will cut down electricity demand by about 500 MW in the domestic sector alone.
About 35 lakh LED bulbs in the domestic sector and and 92,000 LED streetlights have already been distributed in the first phase.
With the aim to drastically cut down energy consumption, the state has taken a few initiatives, including making AP ?incandescent bulb-free state?.
As a result, it has ordered to replace all traditional streetlights with LED lights in all municipalities of the state.
Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) and the AP government have sought support from the LED manufacturers to supply quality LED bulbs and streetlights at very competitive price.
Ajay Jain, Secretary, Energy, AP government, said that the state government is very keen to make the state an energy efficient state so that industries can invest in the state.
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