To save energy, power distribution company, North Delhi Power Limited (NDPL), on Tuesday launched Bureau of Energy Efficiency’s (BEE) ‘Bachat Lamp Yojana’.
Under the scheme, each NDPL residential consumer can get up to a maximum of four compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) at R15 each in exchange of normal bulbs.
The company plans to distribute 22 lakh CFLs to its consumers under this scheme and, once completed, the project is expected to result in reduction of more than 65MW in the demand for energy in NDPL areas.
The scheme was launched by the Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who urged other discoms to introduce this scheme in their areas as well.
“We already are conscious of the fact that we need to conserve energy as our power consumption has increased leaps and bounds over a period of time. Diwali is also round the corner and during this festival of light, we all should buy a CFL bulb. Even those who are outside the NDPL boundary should insist on a CFL bulb,” said Dikshit. Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh’s foundation will distribute these bulbs in Delhi.
The entire project is financed by C-Quest Capital. The distribution across all areas of NDPL is expected to be completed in a phased manner by mid 2012.
“We are focusing extensively on creating awareness about energy conservation and also adoption of energy efficient technologies in our distribution areas as part of our sustainability drive. CFLs are an excellent alternative to the bulbs since they use five times less electricity,” said Sunil Wadhwa, managing director, NDPL.