New Delhi: The procurement price of LED bulbs is reduced from Rs 310 per unit in February 2014 to Rs 38 per unit in August 2016 due to the aggregation of demand and bulk procurement. This amounts to reduction of about 88% in procurement prices. This was stated by Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines Piyush Goyal in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
Highlighting the achievement of Energy Efficiency programme, Goyal informed that 17.89 crore bulbs have been distributed by Energy Efficiency Services Limited ( EESL) under Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) and 14.45 lakh street lights have been replaced by LED bulbs under Street Light National Programme (SLNP) as on 21 November 2016.
Progress of Implementation of National LED Programme as on 21.11.2016 is given below :-
|Total number of bulbs/street lights replaced||17.89 crores||14.45 lakhs|
|Avoided capacity generation||4649 MW||47.69 MW|
|Energy saved||23.2 billion kWh/year||512959 kWh/day|
|Reduction in carbon foot print||18.8 million tonnes CO2 / year||435 tonnes CO2 /day|
The minister further stated that the national LED programme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January 2015 is being implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Limited, a joint venture company of PSUs under the Ministry of Power.
Two initiatives, namely Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme and Street Light National Programme, have been initiated under this programme wherein household lighting and street lights are replaced with LEDs.
EESL has developed an innovative business model in which the entire investment in these programmes is made by it and the investment is paid back over a time from energy savings. This obviates a need for any government funding for this programme.