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Maharashtra saves 93MW daily by using LED bulbs

Maharashtra saves 93MW daily by using LED bulbs

By BizLED Bureau

Nov 7, 2015: Out of India?s total power saving of 762 MW, Indian state Maharashtra alone is saving 93MW daily during peak hours by switching over to LED lamps. This saving includes usage by residents, commercial units and government establishments.

It has resulted in considerable reduction in the state’s consumers’ billing, i.e., Rs 1450 million, while nationally, the reduction is worth Rs 11,780 million.

Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), which is implementing the Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) across the country, released these estimates of reduction in billing, consumption and carbon-saving. Carbon-saving in Maharashtra is estimated at about 637,000 tonnes of CO2 while nationally, it is around 5.17 million tonnes.

Experts say if the trend of opting for LED lamps goes like this, the money and carbon-saving could be huge.

Maharashtra has set a target of saving about 700MW, thus saving about Rs 42000 million whereas nationally the target is to replace all 770 million incandescent bulbs sold in India with LED ones. It will result in a reduction of about 20,000MW consumption, a saving of 100 billion kilo watt per hour and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission savings of 80 million tonnes every year. The annual saving in electricity bills of consumers will be about Rs 400,000 million.

Of the total consumption (16,000 MW) required by state consumers, around 3,500 MW is consumed by residents and 1,000 MW by commercial and office establishments. Industrial, agricultural and other consumers such as the railways, civic bodies and hospitals account for around 6,000, 4,000 and 1,500MW, respectively. Under DELP more than 28 lakh LED bulbs have already been distributed in the state.

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