Piyush Goyal to Launch two schemes in Andhra Pradesh
Union Minister of State for Power, Coal and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal will launch two schemes namely National Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Programme and National Energy Efficient Fan Programme in Vijayawada , Andhra Pradesh. These Schemes will be implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Limited ( EESL).
National Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Programme :
⇒ This scheme will help farmers in replacing age-old agricultural pumps which consume more energy across the country with the new-age energy efficient agricultural pumps, with a 5-star rating.
⇒ These pumps are enabled with smart control panel and a SIM card, giving farmers the flexibility to switch-on and switch-off these pumps from their mobile phones and from the comfort of their homes.
⇒ These new-age energy efficient SIM-enabled agricultural pumps will pave path for 30 per cent savings in energy by 2019. This amounts to an annual saving of about Rs 20,000 crore on agricultural subsidies or a saving of 50 billion units of energy every year.
National Energy Efficient Fan Programme :
⇒ Under this scheme, ceiling fans of 5-star rating with 50 Watt capacity from leading companies will be provided at Rs 60 per month on EMI basis and Rs 1,250 per unit on upfront payment.
⇒ With the usage of these energy efficient fans, consumers will be able to save Rs 700 every year on their electricity bills. This means, a consumer can recover the cost of an energy-efficient ceiling fan in less than 2 years.
⇒ The energy-efficient ceiling fans cost Rs 1,440 to a consumer who uses the installment route, while those who pay upfront can buy a fan for Rs 1,250. A total of two ceiling fans can be bought on one electricity bill from domestic category consumers.
Energy Efficiency Services Limited ( EESL)
EESL is implementing ‘UJALA’ (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All) for the LED based Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP), which is currently running successfully in over 120 cities across India. EESL has already distributed over 9 crore LED bulbs across the country during 2015-16.
The Government of India is committed to achieving its target of replacing all the 77 crore inefficient bulbs in India with LEDs. This will result in reduction of 20,000 MW load, energy savings of 100 billion kWh and Green House Gas (GHG) reduction of 80 million tonnes every year.
It is estimated that this is equivalent to establishment of roughly 5 large format thermal generation plants in the country. The country also stands to save Rs. 40,000 crore in electricity bills of consumers.