May 3, 2016: According to Piyush Goyal, the Union minister for power, renewable energy and coal, Madhya Pradesh (MP) is set to implement energy saving methods with LED bulbs. This statement was made during the launch of the Cental government’s motivated nationwide LED program known as Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA). The people of MP should start utilizing green energy in hospitals, schools and other educational institutions, Goyal further added.
Following the launch of the UJALA scheme, Shivaj Singh Chouhan, the chief minister of MP had declared to replace the conventional lamps in CM house with LEDs with the aim to conserve energy and save on electricity costs.
Chouhan further added that MP will be producing 20,000 MW electricity by the year 2018 to fulfill the consumer demands. Following the footstep of UJALA, the Centre has come up with ‘Ujjwala’ scheme to offer LPG connections along with stoves that will be distributed among poor women.
MP to implement energy saving methods with LEDs
Since the launch of the UJALA scheme on May 1 2015, a whopping 9 crore LED bulbs were sold in India. This means that people will obtain benefit of Rs 5,500 crore in their electricity bills which will be implemented all over the nation by 2019, Goyal said.
He said pointed out that power customers need to act as whistle-blowers so that superiority of electrical equipments can be maintained which will consequently result in improvement of the supply system.
Almost 77 crore incandescent bulbs are to be replaced with LED bulbs across the nation by 2019. This will aid in ensuring a staggering benefit of Rs 40,000 crore to the consumers on an annual basis, Goyal said.
He further explained that a 9 W LED bulb renders the same radiance as compared to a 100 watt incandescent lamp. Also LED bulbs consume less than one-tenth of the power. Saving a single unit of electricity will result in saving 1.33 unit of power for the country.