The Andhra Pradesh Government plans to distribute two-crore LED bulbs to one-crore households in the State by March 2016. In its efforts to bring about energy savings spanning power generation, supply, distribution and demand side management, the State has initiated a number of steps, including replacing incandescent bulbs with LED lights.
It is proposed to make AP "incandescent bulb-free State". As a part of this drive, the Government has issued orders to replace all the conventional streetlights with LED Lights in all municipalities across the State.
It expects to reduce power demand by around 500 MW in domestic sector alone by these efficient lights and thereby reduce the electricity bills.
As a part of this move, a conference of the CEOs of various LED manufacturers is being organised here on March 10 by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), in coordination with AP to seek their support in providing quality LED bulbs and streetlights at attractive cost.
The meeting would also deliberate on the issues and challenges associated with implementation of the LED schemes on a massive scale.
Ajay Jain, Secretary, Energy, AP, said the Government was keen to transform AP as an energy efficient State and requested industries to come and invest.
As a part of bringing about energy savings, the Government has directed Distribution companies (DISCOMs) to reduce transmission and distribution (T&D) losses from 12 per cent to 9 per cent by March 2016.
Representatives from Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), CEOs from leading lighting industries, Electric Lamp and Component Manufacturers' Association (ELCOMA) and LED Products Manufacturer's Association (LEDMA) are expected to take part in the vent.
Thus far, about 35 lakh LED bulbs in the domestic sector and around 92,000 LED streetlights have been distributed in the first phase.
Source- The Hindu