Thursday, 3 August 2017

25.28 crores LEDs distributed by EESL in 36 States and UTs across India under UJALA Scheme

Estimated Energy Savings of more than 32.84 billion kWh per year

Avoided Peak Demand of 6575 MW

GHG emission reductions of 26.60 Million tonnes CO2 per year
The Minister of State (ICFor Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Shri Piyush Goyal, in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today, informed the House that as on 1st August, 2017, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has distributed 25.28 crore LED bulbs and the private sector has also sold 41.44 crore LED bulbs up to June, 2017, to domestic consumers throughout the country, against Governments target to replace 77 crore incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs by March, 2019.

Further, the Minister informed that as on 1st August, 2017, EESLs distributing over 25.28 crore LED bulbs in 36 States and UTs across India alone has resulted in estimated energy savings of more than 32.84 billion kWh per year with avoided peak demand of 6575 MW and GHG emission reduction of 26.60 Million tonnes CO2 per yearIn addition, there are savings due to sale of LED bulbs by the private sectorThe State/UT-wise estimated energy savings are as follows:

SlNo.
States/UTs
Noof LED bulbs distributed
Estimated Energy Saved per year(MUs)
Estimated avoided peak demand(MW)
1
Andaman Nicobar
4,00,000
52.00
10.39
2
Andhra Pradesh
2,16,77,316
2,818.02
563.04
3
Arunachal Pradesh
8,985
0.41
0.08
4
Assam
15,31,046
199.04
39.77
5
Bihar
1,39,36,861
1,806.39
360.92
6
Chandigarh
2,35,859
30.66
6.13
7
Chhattisgarh
84,60,396
1,089.87
217.76
8
Dadra &Nagar Haveli
1,35,667
17.64
3.52
9
Daman & Diu
1,35,924
17.67
3.53
10
Delhi
1,16,15,917
1,507.74
301.25
11
Goa
8,20,333
106.64
21.31
12
Gujarat
3,59,88,490
4,671.01
933.27
13
Haryana
1,26,63,682
1,639.07
327.49
14
Himachal Pradesh
76,27,735
991.61
198.12
15
Jammu and Kashmir
76,89,954
999.69
199.74
16
Jharkhand
1,01,88,680
1,324.11
264.56
17
Karnataka
1,65,04,010
2,138.93
427.36
18
Kerala
1,01,19,390
1,315.52
262.84
19
Lakshadweep
1,00,000
13.00
2.60
20
Madhya Pradesh
1,40,20,204
1,814.84
362.61
21
Maharashtra
2,12,92,816
2,768.07
553.06
22
Manipur
19,965
2.60
0.52
23
Meghalaya
2,48,608
31.71
6.34
24
Mizoram
5,28,624
68.25
13.64
25
Nagaland
4,59,769
59.77
11.94
26
Odisha
1,07,68,272
1,395.46
278.81
27
Puducherry
6,09,251
79.20
15.82
28
Punjab
1,18,191
14.91
2.98
29
Rajasthan
1,36,22,341
1,768.22
353.29
30
Sikkim
1,05,148
13.67
2.73
31
Tamil Nadu
4,97,119
61.81
12.35
32
Telangana
13,40,472
172.89
34.54
33
Tripura
5,71,570
74.30
14.85
34
Uttar Pradesh
1,96,68,086
2,543.85
508.26
35
Uttarakhand
38,61,511
499.79
99.86
36
West Bengal
52,88,707
678.43
135.55
Total
25,28,60,899
32,846.78
6,575.81

Shri Goyal stated that EESLs procurements conform to BIS specification IS 16102 (Part 2): 2012 for performance requirements of self-ballast lampsFurther, these bulbs carry a 3-year free replacement warranty against technical defectsThere are stringent quality checks to ensure the quality of LED bulbsNo specific complaints have been received regarding excessive charging and lack of interest by distributing agencies under UJALA schemeEESL has deployed field monitoring staff to take care of such issues, if any, the Minister added

Shri Goyal also informed that under the UJALA Scheme, EESL aggregates the demand and procures LED bulbs through competitive bidding process to get the lowest price compared to retail marketThe consumers, having metered connection, can acquire LED bulbs from designated distribution centres set up at various locations across the countryLED bulbs are being distributed on upfront payment basis and on-bill finance scheme in 36 States and UTs across India under UJALA scheme.


Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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