Every household in Goa to get three LED bulbs at subsidized rate of Rs 25 each

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April 28, 2016 at 9:24 am #6437

Every domestic household in Goa will get three LED bulbs at a subsidized rate of 25 each under the Domestic efficient lighting program (Delp) which has been renamed recently as the Ujala programme.

An agreement towards this was signed by chief electrical engineer of the Goa electricity department Dipak Bhajekar and deputy general manager, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) Tarun Tayal on Wednesday as Goa state power minister Milind Naik inaugurated the implementation of the programme. The project is estimated to cost 9 crore.

EESL, set up by the Union ministry of power is a joint venture of NTPC Limited, Power Finance Corporation (PFC), Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) and Power Grid to facilitate implementation of energy efficiency projects.

According to the scheme each of the 4,88,470 registered domestic households will be eligible to receive three 9-watt LED bulbs at the cost of 25 each as against the market price of 450 each, said Tayal. The bulbs all manufactured in India can last for 50,000 hours and will come with a free replacement warranty of three years. Each domestic household switching to LED will bring down their electricity consumption by 85% and will be able to save at least 800 annually, added Tayal.

Around 100 kiosks will be set up around the state at panchayats and community halls, where people will be able to collect the energy saving bulbs after producing their latest electricity bill and photo identity proof. Consumers who want more than three bulbs will be charged between 85-90 for each additional bulb. Power minister Milind Naik said the bulbs would help domestic users as well as the department by reducing the load.

Power secretary Kunal said that this eco-friendly agreement would be followed by another one signed between the department and EESL where all 1.66 lakh street light bulbs in the state will be replaced with LED bulbs. The operation and maintenance of these street lights will be controlled by EESL through a central monitoring system for a period of ten years.

The project will be implemented over a six-month period and will cost 90 crore, said Kunal.

Chief electrical Engineer of the Goa Electricity Department Dipak Bhajekar and dy general manager Energy Efficiency Services Ltd, Tarun Tayal signed an agreement on Wednesday as Power Minister Milind Naik inaugurated the implementation of the Domestic efficient lighting program (DELP) recently renamed the Ujala programme through which three LED bulbs will be provided at a subsidized rate to each domestic household in the state.

According to the scheme each of the 4,88,470 registered domestic households will be eligible to receive three, 9 watt LED bulbs at the cost of Rs25 each as against the market price of Rs450 each, Tayal said.

The bulbs all manufactured in India can last for 50,000 hours and will come with a free replacement warranty of three years. Each domestic household switching to LED will bring down their electricity consumption by 85 per cent and will be able to save at least Rs800 annually, Tayal added.

Around 100 kiosks will be set up around the state at Panchayats and community halls where people will be able to collect the energy saving bulbs after producing their latest electricity bill and photo identity proof. The project will cost Rs 9 crore.

Source/Reference: Times of India, “Every house in Goa to get three LED bulbs

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April 28, 2016 at 9:38 am #6438

15 lakh LED bulbs to be distributed to consumers

Goa will be fully lit with LED lights as the Electricity Department is set to distribute 15 lakh LED bulbs to 4.89 lakh consumers in the next two months. The State will become the first in the country to have 100 percent coverage. The State will also replace 1.66 lakh street lights with LED bulbs.The Electricity Department on Wednesday signed an agreement with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) to launch the Union Ministry’s ambitious ‘Ujala Scheme’, providing affordable LED bulbs to its consumers in a bid to make their homes energy efficient.

Power Minister Milind Naik on Wednesday launched the implementation of DELP (Ujala) Project under which each household will be provided with three 9 Watt LED bulbs, in the next two months.¬†Addressing media persons, Power Secretary Kunal, IAS, said Goa will be the first State in the country with 100 percent LED coverage in next two months. “The EESL will distribute 15 lakh LED bulbs to the registered consumers at a cost of Rs 25 per bulb. The market rate of the bulb is around Rs 450,” he said.

“These bulbs are better in energy consumption and are India made,” he said.¬†The Secretary said usage of LED bulb will help the Electricity Department in saving up to 78.56 million units of power annually. Also it will help domestic consumers save power cost up to Rs 1100 per 1000 electricity units.

“Our efforts are to reduce energy cost of consumers, particularly of the lower income group,” Kunal said adding after the domestic consumers, EESL would also be asked to replace all the street lights with LED lights.The UJALA scheme – being implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) – has been widely accepted across rural and urban areas of the country.

Source/Reference: Herald, “15 lakh LED bulbs to be distributed to consumers

April 28, 2016 at 9:44 am #6439

Households to get 3 LED bulbs at Rs 25 each

With the theme ‘energy saved is energy generated’, the electricity department, on Wednesday, launched the domestic efficient lighting programme (DELP) in Goa under which three light emitting diode (LED) bulbs of 9W will be provided to every household in the state.

Launching the scheme at the Vidyut Bhavan in the city, Power Minister Milind Naik said that with the launch of the project the government will save around Rs 15 crore annually on power supply to domestic low-tension consumers. An agreement was executed between the Goa Electricity Department and the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), the project executing agency.

“Apart from distribution of LED bulbs, the government within a month’s time will also begin the work of replacing and fitting the streetlights with LED fixtures. While power consumption will be reduced, the streetlights will be brighter,” he added.

Providing information on the DELP project, power secretary Kunal said that the project is part of the UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All) scheme launched by the central government in January 2015. In Goa, around 4.89 lakh households will be covered and around 15 lakh LED bulbs will be distributed.

He said that every household in the state will be supplied with three 9W LED bulbs at the price of Rs 25 each, whose market price is around Rs 450. In addition to the three bulbs, a consumer can buy more of such bulbs at a non-subsidised rate of Rs 85 per bulb.

To collect the bulbs, the consumer has to produce the latest electricity bill and a photo identity card at the kiosks that will be set up by EESL. The distribution of bulbs will commence in the month of June and the department expects to complete the process by the end of August.

The 9W bulb can emit light equivalent to a normal bulb of 60W and reduce energy consumption by 80 per cent.

“We expect a load fall of around 20-30 per cent once the project is executed fully. While the project cost is Rs 9 crore, the cost will be recovered in less than a year as the government will save Rs 15 crore annually,” he added.

He further informed that by using the 3 LED bulbs, the consumers would help the department save around 78.56 million kwh of power every year. The department purchases power at the cost of Rs 5.50 per unit and the maximum a domestic consumer is charged at subsidised rate is Rs 3.60 per unit. Thus by saving the power, in-turn the department will save revenue expenditure to the tune of Rs 15 crore annually, he explained.

Source/Reference: Navhind Times, “Households to get 3 LED bulbs at Rs 25 each

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