Jan 25, 2017: With the aim to cut energy consumption, Delhi’s power distribution company BSES and Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), a joint venture company of PSUs under Ministry of Power, have alredy distributed over 56 lakh LED bulbs at a subsidised rate in the city, which is estimated to save a 124 million units of power per year. Under the scheme, a user buys an LED bulb of 9 watt at a subsidized price of Rs 65 each.
While about 37 lakh have been sold in South and West Delhi, about 20 lakh bulbs were sold in East and Central Delhi.
The LED subsidized scheme that distributes LED bulbs is being implemented by BSES in collaboration with Energy Efficiency Services Limited. This scheme was first launched in Delhi in June, 2015.
The Union government targets to save Rs 1.25 lakh crore in energy cost through installation of 770 million LED bulbs.
A BSES spokesperson said, “We are championing the cause of safer, sustainable technologies like LED and roof-top solar net metering. As the cost of LEDs decreases, they offer an exponential potential for energy saving initiatives, positively contributing towards a sustainable and green planet.”