EESL distributes over 3 Cr LED bulbs

  Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a public sector entity under the administration of Ministry of Power, has distributed over 3 crore LED bulbs under its flagship initiative, the Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP). The scheme is presently running in six states in India – Rajasthan, Delhi, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh  – and is rapidly expanding across all other states.
“The 3 crore LED bulbs distributed by EESL will result in an annual energy savings of 4 billion Kwh, capacity addition avoidance of 900 MW and cost savings of ` 304 crore and has impacted over 90 lakh consumers,” it said issuing a statement. The DELP scheme was launched in January 2015 and will be executed across 100 cities. Through this scheme, residential consumers are provided with high quality LED bulbs given at a concessional rate of `100-105 against the market price of ` 350 to 450. The DELP scheme has also significantly impacted the market price of LED bulbs, through a combination of aggregation and transparent procurement. EESL has been able to procure LED bulbs for ` 73 as of June 2015, down from ` 310 in February 2014, a reduction of over 75 per cent.
Announcing the milestone, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said, “Over the next few years, India will see a five-fold increase in the electricity demand. A scheme like DELP is an example of India’s commitment to ensuring energy access and its continued efforts towards combating climate change. EESL’s achievement of distributing over 3 crore bulbs is commendable. I urge more citizens to come forward, join the #iLEDtheway movement and contribute to the government’s vision of an energy efficient India.”
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, said, “To meet the energy needs of our future, we need to increase electricity generation by at least six times. Energy efficiency will play a key role in this task, as the cost of saving energy is only one-third of the cost of generating it. The 3 crore milestone is very significant and EESL has done a great job in achieving it in such a short span of time.”

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EESL distributes over 3 Cr LED bulbs

  Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a public sector entity under the administration of Ministry of Power, has distributed over 3 crore LED bulbs under its flagship initiative, the Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP). The scheme is presently running in six states in India – Rajasthan, Delhi, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh  – and is rapidly expanding across all other states.
“The 3 crore LED bulbs distributed by EESL will result in an annual energy savings of 4 billion Kwh, capacity addition avoidance of 900 MW and cost savings of ` 304 crore and has impacted over 90 lakh consumers,” it said issuing a statement. The DELP scheme was launched in January 2015 and will be executed across 100 cities. Through this scheme, residential consumers are provided with high quality LED bulbs given at a concessional rate of `100-105 against the market price of ` 350 to 450. The DELP scheme has also significantly impacted the market price of LED bulbs, through a combination of aggregation and transparent procurement. EESL has been able to procure LED bulbs for ` 73 as of June 2015, down from ` 310 in February 2014, a reduction of over 75 per cent.
Announcing the milestone, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said, “Over the next few years, India will see a five-fold increase in the electricity demand. A scheme like DELP is an example of India’s commitment to ensuring energy access and its continued efforts towards combating climate change. EESL’s achievement of distributing over 3 crore bulbs is commendable. I urge more citizens to come forward, join the #iLEDtheway movement and contribute to the government’s vision of an energy efficient India.”
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, said, “To meet the energy needs of our future, we need to increase electricity generation by at least six times. Energy efficiency will play a key role in this task, as the cost of saving energy is only one-third of the cost of generating it. The 3 crore milestone is very significant and EESL has done a great job in achieving it in such a short span of time.”

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