Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) and Hosa Belaku scheme

State reaches 8-lakh mark in LED bulb sales

  • As the number of LED bulbs sold in the country under the Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) touched the 5-crore mark, Karnataka stood in the second spot among the south Indian States with over eight lakh bulbs having been sold.ctPibQ0f9ahRww8dFG54TDl72eJkfbmt4t8yenImKBVvK0kTmF0xjctABnaLJIm9
  • Within the State, over five lakh bulbs were sold in Mysuru, where the ‘Hosa Belaku’ scheme was launched, beating capital city Bengaluru.
  • Overall in India, Andhra Pradesh, with over 1.49 crore LED bulbs, stood unbeaten. LED bulbs are being sold for Rs. 10 in the State.
  • The other States with big sales as on Thursday were Maharashtra (79.4 lakh) and Rajasthan (69.77 lakh).
  • The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom), which caters to eight districts, started distributing the bulbs this month. While the number of outlets at which consumers can buy the bulbs has increased, the power utility has also started selling the bulbs across 17 BangaloreOne centres.
  • Energy Efficiency Services Ltd. (EESL), which is distributing the LED bulbs, plans to sell close to 10 crore bulbs by March.
  • The DELP scheme is expected to save energy, avoid peak load, as well as reduce emission of carbon dioxide.
  • The DELP target is to replace all 77 crore incandescent bulbs in India with LEDs.

About Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP)

Objectives: The main objective is to promote efficient lighting, enhance awareness on using efficient equipment which reduce electricity bills and help preserve environment.

Overall targets

  • Overall target of number of incandescent bulbs to be replaced – 200 million
  • Expected overall annual energy savings – 10.5 billion KWh
  • Expected reduction of load – 5000 MW
  • Expected annual cost reduction of consumer bills – 40,000 crore
  • Annual estimated greenhouse gas emission reductions – 79 million tonnes of CO2

Implementation agencies: The Electricity Distribution Company and Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) a public sector body of Government of India are implementing the programme.

Eligibility of acquiring LED bulbs: Every grid-connected consumer having a metered connection from their respective Electricity Distribution Company can get the LED bulbs at about 40% of the market price under the DELP Scheme. Consumers also have the option of paying for the LEDs in equated monthly instalments.

States implemented: The DELP is under implementation in 18 states

Significance

An ordinary bulb is an extremely energy inefficient form of lighting with just 5% of the electricity input converted to light.  Efficient light bulbs like Light-emitting Diode(LEDs) consumes only one-tenth of energy used by ordinary bulb to provide the same or better light output. However, high cost of LEDs has been a barrier in adoption of such efficient lighting systems. The DELP on-bill financing scheme proposes to overcome this cost barrier.

Through the DELP scheme consumers can avail from a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 10 LED bulbs, depending on the region

About Hosa Belaku scheme

  • Karnataka Government’s LED Scheme
  • Its energy conservation initiative of replacing conventional electricity bulbs with energy-efficient LED bulbs.
  • Launched on December 11
  • Each household will get five to 10 LED bulbs for about Rs 100 each as against the market price of Rs 400 apiece.
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