The Narendra Modi Government´s programme to get consumers to replace less efficient CFL or incandescent lights with LED bulbs at a discount has reduced Delhi´s peak load by 145MW, creating daily savings of over Rs.61 lakh.
Since its launch, 43 lakh bulbs have been distributed among nearly 11 lakh households in the capital, resulting in an estimated daily energy saving of 1.5 million units.
The scheme is also yielding environmental dividend. Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), the nodal agency implementing the scheme in participating states, reckons a reduction in daily greenhouse emissions equivalent to 1,259 tonne of CO2 in Delhi. Power minister Piyush Goyal has projected a target of distributing six crore LED bulbs through the DELP scheme.