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.
The scheme has resulted in daily savings of over Rs. 1.42 crore in consumer electricity bills and has helped the state in avoiding a peak demand of 255MW. The annual energy saved from this programme can help light up 2.4 lakh Indian homes for an entire year.
The UJALA programme in Haryana is implemented by Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitaran Nigam (UHBVN) and Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitaran Nigam (DHBVN) with support from Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) under the administration of Ministry of Power, Government of India.
Haryana had recently launched
Currently, the tubelights and Fan Distribution program under UJALA Scheme is being undertaken in the Districts of Ambala, Panchkula, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Palwal, Hisar, Sirsa, Fatehabad, Bhiwani, Sonipat, Rewari, Narnaul and Panipat; while the programme for the remaining districts of Haryana will be launched by the last week of March, 2017.
“We, at EESL are overwhelmed with such enthusiasm amongst the citizens of Haryana to switch to energy efficient appliances. EESL also extends its gratitude towards UHBVNL and DHBVNL for their unwavering supportin reaching out to the most interior of villages and making UJALA a success in Haryana, in turn making the state a significant contributor in India’s journey towards becoming an energy efficient nation”, said Saurabh Kumar, Managing Director, EESL.
EESL is also replacing conventional li
Under the UJALA scheme in Haryana, each consumer can avail 9W LED bulbs at Rs. 65 each, BEE 5-star rated fans for Rs. 1,150/– each, and the 20 W LED tube lights for Rs. 230/–each. The LED bulbs and Tube Lights come with a 3-year free replacement warranty whereas the energy efficient fans carry a technical warranty of 2.5 years. Consumers can visit www.ujala.gov.in and click on Haryana to locate the nearest distribution kiosk to their home.
The UJALA scheme was launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on January 5th, 2015 with a target of replacing 77 crore inefficient bulbs with Energy Efficient LED Bulbs. This will result in reduction of 20,000 MW load, energy savings of 10,00 crore kWh and Green House Gas (GHG) reduction of 8 crore tonnes every year.
A joint venture of NTPC Limited, Power Finance Corporation, Rural Electrification Corporation and POWERGRID, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) was set up under Ministry of Power to facilitate implementation of energy efficiency projects. EESL is a Super Energy Service Company (ESCO) that seeks to unlock energy efficiency market in India, estimated to at US$ 12 billion that can potentially result in energy savings of up to 20 per cent of current consumption, by way of innovative business and implementation models. It also acts as the resource centre for capacity building of State DISCOMs, ERCs, SDAs, upcoming ESCOs, financial institutions, etc.