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Government of India to distribute over 1 crore LED bulbs in Telangana

Government of India to distribute over 1 crore LED bulbs in Telangana

-         Energy efficient appliances under UJALA scheme to be available at MEE Seva Centre and SHGs under Town level Federation

-         Consumers can now buy 9 Watt LED bulbs for Rs. 70/-, 20 Watt LED tube lights for Rs. 230/- and Energy Efficient fans for Rs. 1150/-

Hyderabad, 21st June, 2017: Energy Efficiency Services Limited, a Public Energy Services Company under the administration of Ministry of Power, Government of India (GoI) has sold over 12 lakh LED bulbs, 21 thousand energy efficient fans and 1 lakh LED tube lights under the Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LED’s and Appliances for All (UJALA) scheme. The adoption of these appliances has lead to annual cost saving of ₹65 crore in consumer bills, annual energy saving of 16 crore kWh and reduction of 1.3 lakh tonnes of CO2.  

EESL has tied up with Self Help Groups under Town Level Federation through Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and MEE Seva Centre located across Hyderabad to facilitate the distribution of the energy efficient appliances.

Under UJALA scheme consumers will be able to buy high quality 20 W LED tube lights and energy efficient fans at ₹230 and ₹1,150 each respectively on an upfront basis. The consumers can also purchase energy efficient LED bulbs at ₹70 each. Each consumer can save over ₹2,500/- annually by adopting energy efficient appliances. The energy efficient fans distributed by EESL are of 50 Watts, which are 30 percent more efficient than the fans available in market. The appliances are available at all the municipal revenue centres at GHMC and 72 ULB's commissioner's office. EESL aims to distribute 5 lakh LED tube lights, 1 lakh energy efficient fans and 1 crore LED bulbs. This can lead to annual cost saving ₹530 crores in consumer bills, energy saving of 133 crores kWh and reduction of 10 lakh tonnes of CO2.

The UJALA scheme has been widely accepted across rural and urban areas of the country. The primary reason for this mass adoption is the capability of LED bulbs to give consistent luminosity even in low voltage, where incandescent and CFL bulbs usually fail.

EESL provides free of cost replacement of LED bulbs and tube lights for all technical faults for three years, as well as 2.5 years technical warranty for energy efficient fans. During the distribution, replacements can be done through any of the distribution counters that would be operating within the city. The list of the distribution counters can be found out on the National UJALA dashboard – by clicking on ‘Telangana’.

The UJALA scheme was launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on January 5th, 2015 with a target of replacing 77 crore inefficient bulbs with Energy Efficient LED Bulbs by March, 2019. Currently, over 24 crore LED bulbs, over 24 lakh LED tube lights and over 8.5 lakh energy efficient fans have been distributed and 24 lakh LED street lights have already been replaced in the country. This is leading to annual energy savings of more than 3,184 crores kWh, resulting in avoidance of over 6,418 MW of peak demand and helping in reduction of 2.5 crore tonnes of CO2 every year.

About EESL

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.