By BizLED Bureau
Jan 19, 2016: In a major development towards electricity saving initiative, Union Territory of Puducherry (India), has launched its second phase LED bulb distribution project. The report was confirmed by the Puducherry Electricity Minister T. Thiagarajan as he spoke to a national daily on this matter.
In the second leg, the local government covered three villages of Irulanchandai, Kuruvinatham Pet, Bahour Pet- of Bahour commune for LED bulbs distribution.
Further, the minister also launched the ?LED Village Campaign program? at Pudhu Nagar, Kanniyakovil as a part of the program. This program included distribution and replacement of fluorescent lamp (FTL), sodium vapor lamps (SVL) with LED streetlights.
The LED Village Campaign Program, the energy conservation scheme is currently supported by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) held under Union Ministry of Power.
The program aims to convert existing streetlights with LEDs in certain villages which is done by replacing incandescent bulbs in the One House One Bulb (OHOB) households with LEDs.
Under the LED Village Campaign Program, 166 sodium vapor lights and fluorescent lamps were changed to energy efficient LED streetlights and 1,850 incandescent bulbs were replaced with LEDs.
The project cost INR 1.60 million (US $ 23,661.66) which is being funded by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), New Delhi, Government of India. With the cost and initiatives involves, central government is working closely with the state governments to reach the common minimum goal. Barring the installing costs, these steps will ensure hugely beneficial power savings in future and for generations to come.
According to a press release from the Renewable Agency Puducherry, energy savings from the project is estimated to reach 85% from the total power usage by the conventional type lamps. If implemented timely and successfully, there are other developmental steps to be taken.