July 8, 2016: Following India’s push towards energy efficiency across states with schemes such as Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA), Andhra Pradesh (AP) is emerging as a clear winner. The AP government has been effectively implementing energy-efficient initiatives like LED lighting in urban areas and energy-efficient agri pumpsets across the state.
An Energy Efficiency Services Limited (ESSL) spokesperson said that such smooth and quick energy efficiency implementation has indeed set an example for other states across India. Furthermore, he said that EESL also played a major part in such initiatives as a partner.
Over 2 crore LED bulbs distributed
The Andhra Pradesh government has distributed more than 2 crore LED bulbs in the state. In addition, LED streetlights had been installed in 42 out of the 111 urban centers across AP. Up until now, over 4 lakh LED streetlights has been replaced in the state out of 5.5 lakh lights and the rest will be concluded by September 2016,, which will lead to huge energy cost reduction across the state, the ESSL spokesperson said.
Besides adopting LED lights, the AP government will soon be replacing traditional agricultural pumpsets with the energy-efficient agri pumpsets , which will be supplied by the EESL.
The pumpsets will be supplied to the farmers free of cost, and AP government will settle the amount within a decade. One of the core highlights of these energy-efficient agri pumpsets is that they can be remotely operated by the farmer.
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The ESSL has already launched the energy-efficient agri pumpset scheme on a pilot basis in West Godavari and it is all set to take off in Andhra Pradesh by August 2016. The AP government has indeed been leading the way towards clean energy and other states across the nation should follow suit so that there is energy efficiency along with reduced power costs.