Milestone of Distribution of 5 Crore LED Bulbs Achieved

By | January 21, 2016

EESL Achieves Milestone of Distribution of 5 Crore LED Bulbs

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) completed distribution of 5 crore LED bulbs under Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) on Thursday morning. Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy, congratulated EESL on achieving this milestone by tweeting, “Congratulations to EESL_India for distributing 5 crore LED bulbs. They will nearly double this no. in next 2 months”

According to EESL will be able to distribute 7 crore LED bulbs by end of February and between 9-10 crore by March, 2016. The DELP scheme helps to save 1,76,87,005 kWh energy per day which is worth Rs 6,95,14,059. It also helps in avoiding peak load of 1,583 MW. Replacing incandescent bulbs with LEDs reduces emission of 14,469 tonne of Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a public sector entity under Ministry of Power, has taken up the project of distributing LED bulbs under its flagship initiative, the Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP). The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi  launched the DELP scheme on 5th January 2015. The scheme is presently running in nineteen states & union territories in India and is rapidly expanding across all other   states. 

  

The target of the DELP is to replace all the 77 crore incandescent bulbs sold in India by LEDs. This will result in reduction of 20,000 MW load, energy savings of 100 billion KWh and Green House Gas (GHG) emissions savings of 80 million tons every year. The annual saving in electricity bills of consumers will be Rs. 40,000 crore, considering average tariff of Rs. 4 per kWh.

 

BACKGROUNDER

 

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the DELP scheme in January 2015, to be executed across 100 cities. Through this scheme, residential consumers are provided with high quality LED bulbs given at a concessional rate of Rs.100-105 as against the market price of Rs 350 to 450. The DELP scheme has also significantly impacted the market price of LED bulbs, through a combination of aggregation and transparent procurement.  EESL has  been able to procure LED bulbs for Rs 73 as of June 2015 , down from Rs 310 in February, 2014, a reduction of over 75%. 

 

The target of the DELP is to replace all the 77 crore incandescent bulbs sold in India by LEDs. This will result in reduction of 20,000 MW load, energy savings of 100 billion KWh and Green House Gas (GHG) emissions savings of 80 million tons every year. The annual saving in electricity bills of consumers will be Rs. 40,000 crore, considering average tariff of Rs. 4 per kWh.

 

DELP Dashboard:

National DELP Dashboard is an integrated, real-time, and web-based dashboard which dynamically refreshes at an interval of 15-sec to display in real-time, number of LEDs distributed at national level. This is achieved by aggregating real-time feeds from multiple states where DELP is ongoing. The progress of scheme can be tracked on http://www.delp.in/

 

MICROSITE:

Through www.iledtheway.in microsite, consumers can take a pledge of switching to LED bulbs, which are safer, brighter and consume less energy. The Microsite visitors can join the movement by simply clicking “Take a Pledge” tab which is prominently displayed on the homepage.

BENEFITS TO CONSUMERS:

Under this scheme, superior quality energy efficient LED bulbs are distributed to domestic consumers at one-third the market price at designated centres. The consumers’ electricity bills are estimated to get reduced by about Rs. 160-400 per year with each LED, thus making the cost recovery lesser than a year.  The LED bulb under the DELP scheme is technologically superior from the other bulbs in the market. A 7W LED procured under DELP gives the same and in most cases better lumen intensity and brightness than a 60W Incandescent bulb. The lumen output of a 60 Watt incandescent bulb is 450 lumens. Whereas, the lumen output of a 7 watt LED bulb, offered as part of the DELP scheme, is 600 lumens. The proportion of lumens that falls in an area from an LED light source is greater than that of a conventional light source. The LED bulbs distributed under this scheme have a three-year free replacement warranty. The LED bulbs given under this scheme are 50%-80% more efficient than CFLs and other incandescent bulbs.

Source Ministry of Power 21-January, 2016

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