In May 2015 the Ministry of Power announced the UJALA scheme, which aims to encourage consumers to use LED bulbs instead of incandescent or CFL bulbs. The objective of this article is to illustrate and demonstrate the current state of the UJALA scheme’s implementation. Additionally, it demonstrates the potential energy savings that using LED bulbs could provide.
‘Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All’ is a groundbreaking project launched by the Indian government. It promotes lighting up the dark Ujala scheme has introduced a new technology, light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The Light Emitting Diode (LED) has been installed at crores of homes across the country, which has led to a total renovation of the country’s lighting infrastructure.
UJALA Scheme Objectives:
- The UJALA scheme otherwise called the LED-based Domestic Efficient Lighting Program (DELP) plans to advance the productive utilization of energy for all i.e., its utilization, investment funds, and lighting. This plan is viewed as the world’s biggest program.
- The scheme plans to advance the effective utilization of energy at the private level.
- Improve the consciousness of buyers about the viability of utilizing energy-productive apparatuses and accumulating requests to diminish the high introductory expenses, in this way working with higher take-up of LED lights by private clients.
- As per the UJALA conspire, LED bulbs would be shared by the Electricity Distribution Company at financed rates to each network associated client with a metered association.
Ujala Scheme Features:
- On May 1, 2015, the Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All UJALA conspire was laid out to advance energy proficiency at the homegrown level and raise customer information about using effective gear to cut power bills and advantage the climate.
- The program urges individuals to use LED bulbs rather than radiant, tube, and CFL bulbs.
- Driven bulbs are given at sponsored rates under the UJALA plot through explicit counters just set up at assigned areas all through the country.
Aim of Ujala Scheme:
The public authority’s objective under the plan is to supplant every one of the 77 crore wasteful bulbs in the country with LED bulbs by 2019. The substitution will result in a 20,000 MW load decrease and an 80 million tons decline in Green House Gas outflows every year. The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) is answerable for the execution of the plan.
The EESl is a joint endeavor of four state-run power firms under the Ministry of Power. These power firms are NTPC, PFC, REC, and Power Grid Corporation. State legislatures are intentionally embracing the Ujala conspiracy. The Ujala conspire is as of now dynamic in 26 states and 6 association domains as of November 18, 2016. Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, and Manipur are the three expresses that still can’t seem to embrace the arrangement.
UJALA Scheme Implementation:
UJALA was implemented successfully, from an investment and risk perspective. The scheme was implemented as a joint contribution of EESL and DISCOM. Some of the outputs are highlighted below-
- Load reduction of 5000 MW.
- Replacing 200 million ordinary light bulbs by LED bulbs.
- To reduce the emissions caused by greenhouse gases by 79 million tonnes of carbon dioxide.
- Overall target of a number of LED lights to be replaced in 3 years – 770 million
- Expected annual energy savings – 105 bn KWH
- Expected reduction of peak load – 20,000 MW
- Annual estimated greenhouse gas emission reductions – 79 million tonnes of CO2
A recipient is any family with a metered power association from the pertinent Electricity DISCOM. While making a forthright installment, the candidate simply needs to show an officially sanctioned ID, for example, an Aadhar card, Voter ID, or Passport. Besides, while making an EMI installment, you should present a duplicate of the latest power bill.
Components of the Ujala Scheme:
UJALA LED bulbs are 9W and cost between Rs. 75 and Rs. 95 for each bulb. The unassuming contrasts between states are because of contrasts in applicable duties, conveyance costs, etc. You can buy the LED bulb either in full or in the month-to-month or every other month portions on the power bill. In Gujarat, for instance, clients can pay Rs. 70 for each bulb forthright or choose an EMI choice. With the EMI choice, you will pay Rs. 75 altogether and Rs. 20 will be added to their every other month power installment for four-bill cycles.
UJALA LED bulbs are accessible for buy at DISCOM workplaces, Electricity bill cash counters, explicit EESL booths, and week by week ‘Haat’ markets. The areas of every choice are accessible on the UJALA web-based interface. Under Ujala Scheme, a buyer might buy a limit of 10 bulbs.
In case of a specialized deformity, EESL will trade UJALA LED bulbs for free for a term of three years. Client protests are dealt with at UJALA’s appropriation booths, Customer Care Service Center, and on the organization’s web-based media and web stage. The absolute disappointment pace of UJALA bulbs was under 0.3 percent until August 2016, with Delhi having the most noteworthy rate (0.97 percent ). Since the shortcoming rate is so low, EESL has decided to supplant all bulbs when grievances are gotten.
Why LED bulbs?
The UJALA conspire centers around the dissemination of LED bulbs on the grounds that the light-transmitting diode (LEDs) give better light results by consuming only one-10th of the energy when contrasted with any normal bulb. UJALA Scheme additionally points to dispersing 20W LED tube lights to the shoppers which are half more energy-proficient than the normal 40W cylinder lights. Be that as it may, the significant expense of these LEDs has been a boundary to the reception of such effective lighting frameworks. The DELP on-bill financing plan proposes to defeat this cost boundary as these LED bulbs are profoundly productive in the decrease of burden, customer bills, ozone-depleting substance outflows, and in saving power.
Here, we cover a small piece of information about the Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All Yojana. Individuals can apply for the scheme and can enhance their skills in textile and related industries. For more information visit the UJALA Scheme official website. Stay tuned to get notified about the other Government Schemes.