Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) plans to start sale of LED bulbs via petrol pumps from UP and Maharashtra and would expand to other states later.
India is most likely to be the first country to completely shift to LED bulbs by 2019, which would help it save as much as Rs 40,000 crore a year, Union power minister Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday.
After making a splash in India and the UK with its $1 LED bulbs, Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) is preparing to enter Malaysia next month with an initial plan to sell at least 10 lakh lamps.
Haryana government has successfully distributed over 1 crore LED bulbs under Government of India’s Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and Appliances for all (UJALA) programme.
Over 30 crore energy efficient LED bulbs have already been distributed so far which includes 20 crore LED bulbs by the EESL under the government’s UJALA scheme and more than 10 crores by the private domestic LED companies.
Union minister of state for power, renewable energy, coal and mines, Piyush Goyal said on Monday that India was fast emerging as the LED capital of the world.
Today India is a world leader in LED consumption and we're selling 600,000 LED bulbs a day, union minister of state for power, coal, RE and mines Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday at the Raisina Dialogue 2017 in New Delhi.
In a span of just two years and which is also a record of sorts, India is presently selling six lakh LED bulbs every day and has crossed yet another benchmark of distributing over 20 crore LED bulbs under its flagship UJALA scheme. This assumes significance given the savings of Rs 10,000 crore that will accrue annually in electricity bills of the consumers.
Citing a social audit of about 4,500 people conducted by Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) in SDMC area in May 2016, EESL said the audit shows that at an average 99.5% people feel that the LED street lights have contributed in enhancing the security of the vulnerable groups during nights. About 99.75% of the people responded that the intensity & the brightness of the LED street lights is better than the earlier street lights.
Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has strongly refuted all claims of having installed faulty LED street lights in their project in the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) area. Under the Government of India’s Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP), over 1.98 lakh conventional street lights have been replaced with LED street lights in Delhi.
An MoU in this regard was signed on Monday by S. K. Roy, ED (OS), NTPC and A. K. Gupta , Director (Finance), EESL. The objective of the MoU is to enable EESL to provide end to end ,state of the art energy efficient LED lighting and solutions in accordance with the requirement of NTPC.
NTPC and Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) have joined hands for implementation of energy efficient LED lighting solutions for all NTPC’s Projects, stations and offices across the country.
The scheme is presently operational in 18 states and 4 Union Territories and will be rolled out soon in West Bengal and North Eastern states in the coming days. In the remaining states and Union Territories, the decision to roll out the scheme is pending with the respective state governments.
Under UJALA, over 15 crore LED bulbs have already been distributed across India, leading to annual energy savings of 1948 crore kWh and resulting in avoidance of 3,900 MW of peak demand. Through the UJALA programme the estimated cumulative cost reduction of bills of consumers annually is Rs 7990 crores
The distribution of 2 crore LED bulbs has led to an annual energy savings of 259 crore kWh which is equivalent to lighting up 5 lakh Indian homes for an entire year. Alongside the savings in units, the state has also benefitted from daily CO2 emission reduction of 5,000 tonnes.The programme has also helped the state to avoid 520MW of peak demand.