Ranchi, Jharkhand | November | Tuesday | 10, 2015 :: Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a public sector entity under the administration of Ministry of Power, will soon launch the Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) in Jharkhand. Their petition to start the discounted LED scheme has been formally accepted by the state regulatory commission and the order has been released. Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Raghubir Das will launch the scheme on November 15, 2015 on the occasion of Jharkhand Diwas in the Morabadi Ground, Ranchi.
The State Regulatory Commission has duly approved the petition by EESL to run the scheme in collaboration with the state electricity distribution company, Jharkhand BijliVitran Nigam Limited.
Under the DELP scheme, in Jharkhand, each consumer is eligible for 3 LED bulbs per domestic household, at Rs. 100 each (against a market price of Rs. 350). Consumers have an option of paying the amount upfront or choose an EMI option where they would have to just pay Rs. 10 per LED bulb and the rest of amount will be added to their electricity bill over a period of ten months. Consumers electricity bills will reduce by about Rs. 160-400 per year with each LED, thus making the cost recovery lesser than a year. The LED bulbs provided under this scheme are of a superior quality and come with a 3 year warrantee and a life of 25,000 hours. This LED bulb is 9 watt and is equivalent to a 100 watt filament lamp.
To avail the scheme, the customer needs to provide a copy of latest electricity bill along with a copy of ID proof. The list of distribution centres will be made available on www.delp.in and the Jharkhand BijliVitran Nigam website. For further information, the consumer can either call on 1800 345 6570/1800 123 8745 or visit the nearest discom office.
EESL provides free of cost replacement for all technical faults for three years. And the replacements shall be done through the distribution centres or designated retail stores that will be communicated even after the distribution ends. During the distribution, replacements can be done through any of the distribution counters that would be operating within the city.
EESL, under DELP, has distributed over 2.4 crore LED bulbs resulting in energy saving of more than 85.1 lakh KWh every day and has helped avoid peak demand of 800 MW. This has helped in reduction of over 15,000 tonnes of CO2 per day. By 2019, EESL aims to replace 77 crore incandescent bulbs (in the residential sector) throughout the country.
Hon’ble Minister for Power, Coal and Renewable Energy, Shri Piyush Goyal recently launched the microsite www.iledtheway.in . In today’s era of Digital India, the microsite will attempt to reach out to all citizens in India and spread awareness about the nation-wide movement of #iLEDtheway, spearheaded by Energy Efficiency Services Limited. Through this microsite, consumers can take a pledge of switching to LED bulbs, which are safer, brighter and consume less energy. Microsite visitors can join the movement by simply clicking “Take a Pledge” tab which is prominently displayed on the homepage. Consumers who do not have access to the LED bulb distribution under the DELP scheme in their city/state, can pre-register for the scheme by sharing their contact details as well.
AboutEESL : A joint venture of National Thermal Power Corporation Limited, Power Finance Corporation, Rural Electrification Corporation and POWERGRID, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) was set up under Ministry of Power to facilitate implementation of energy efficiency projects. EESL is a Super Energy Service Company (ESCO) that seeks to unlock energy efficiency market in India, estimated to at US$ 12 billion that can potentially result in energy savings of up to 20 per cent of current consumption, by way of innovative business and implementation models. It also acts as the resource centre for capacity building of State DISCOMs, ERCs, SDAs, upcoming ESCOs, financial institutions, etc.