4 lakh LED bulbs distributed in Andaman: Piyush Goyal

NEW DELHI
3 Aug 2017

The government has distributed 4 lakh LED bulbs to households in different parts of Andaman and Nicobar Islands as on Aug 1, 2017. As per estimates, the initiative will result in energy savings to around 52 MUs per year and lead in avoided peak demand by 10.39 MW. In a written reply in Lok Sabha on Thursday, Minister of State (IC) For Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Mr Piyush Goyal 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 Government’s target to replace 77 crore incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs by March, 2019.
The Minister informed that as on 1st August, 2017, EESL’s 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 year. In addition, there are savings due to sale of LED bulbs by the private sector. (PIB)