New way of saving electricity by Uttar Pradesh government

The Uttar Pradesh power corporation introduces a new scheme to save the electricity in the state. According to the plan the government will distribute CFL to their consumer at very nominal rate to save the 1080 MW power.

CFLAccording to the UPPCL Chairman Navneet Sehgal, the first step in this process is to begin with; as many as 300,000 CFLs will be distributed to consumers in Varanasi from the first week of July at a nominal price of Rs 12 in exchange for ordinary bulbs.

As per the IANS reports, the Uttar Pradesh power corporation has 40 such projects in the pipelines to cover the entire state. Introducing this type of lighting is a serious challenge for authorities.  That’s why education campaigns have already begun in many states, aimed at evidencing the benefits of using CFLs. Their long life (compared to that of a conventional incandescent bulb) and low-energy consumption levels mean less cost for electrical power, which, in a short period of time, can easily offset the initial cost of the investment.

 A maximum four CFLs of equivalent luminosity but lower wattage will be provided to a consumer. On the one hand, it would reduce the electricity bills of consumers and on the other, overall power consumption will be reduced.

Seghal said

The program  is undertaken with the help of United Nation framework Convention for climate change (UNFCCC).These projects will help the state to met the demand of the electricity as well as the cutting of the carbon emission to the tune of 10 lakhs Certified Emission Reduction (CER).) With an estimated cost of Rs six crore, the Varanasi project is planned to be completed by the end of September.

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  1. A very good move. Shall be issued through Electricity Boards on production of entire payment of dues by the beneficiary consumers.

    Revive old bulb manufacturing plants to manufacture CFL bulbs, thereby generate employment.

    Do not import, save foreign exchange, more so from China, whose bulb quality is too poor.

    Electricity Boards may show some rebate for those who are using CFL bulbs on their own and consuming more power for fixed units.

    Increase Tax on ordinary bulbs from next financial year, so that they havae breathing time to gear up manufacturing more of CFL bulbs.

    Other states may emulate/modify to implement UP plan.

  2. Have given thought on many angles to post the above inputs. Believe it has full of grains and not chaff.

    K.G. Jayashankar

  3. Many countries has strictly banned the use of incandescent bulbs e.g. Australia.

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