One Reason for Lower Power Demand – UJALA Which Has Cut Down Peak Power Demand by 9 GW


One Reason for Lower Power Demand – UJALA Which Has Cut Down Peak Power Demand by 9 GW

Reduced power demand has been an issue for some time in India and it has been blamed largely on financially challenged DISCOMs (utility companies). One of the most overlooked reasons is energy efficiency.

In 2015, the Indian government unveiled a program called ‘Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All’ (UJALA) which was launched with an aim to promote efficient use of energy at a residential level and enhance consumer awareness so they can choose efficient equipment and reduce energy bills, thereby helping to conserve the environment.

While energy efficiency is good for the environment it also means reduced demand for power generation including solar and wind.

According to an Energy Statistics Report, domestic energy consumers account for around 24 percent of the total electricity demand in India. Read More

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