Dehradun : 23 August, 2015

The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) has decided to introduce an
energy-saving scheme in the state under which both domestic and non-domestic consumers will be provided LED lamps at nominal prices.
The decision was taken by the Commission at a meeting held with top officials of Uttarakhand Power Corporation (UPCL), and Energy Efficiency Services (EESL), a central government undertaking, which has been roped in to provide the LED lamps under the scheme, a release said here today.
Presided by UERC Chairman Subhash Kumar, the meeting decided that EESL will provide a maximum of 5 LED lamps to each domestic consumer with a load of up to 4 kw and 10 to those who use above 4 kw, it stated.
Consumers of the non-domestic category with load up to 10 kw shall also be provided with 10 LED lamps at a nominal cost.
The Commission also directed UPCL to furnish an investment proposal in this regard within a week for early implementation of the scheme.
EESL would require at least 3 weeks for procurement and other formalities and take 6 months to implement the scheme across the state for distribution of LED lamps to approximately 17 lakh domestic and non-domestic consumers, its National Program Manager Neelima Jain said at the meeting.
The Commission Chairman asked EESL and UPCL to contemplate every aspect involved and act in a time-bound manner to ensure successful implementation of the scheme across the state by
March 2016.
Courtesy: News 18

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