Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has said in an open letter to the people on Saturday that they made a good beginning with enhanced use of LED bulbs on Gandhi Jayanti day, on October 2nd,2014 which has revolutionized the power sector and transformed into a peoples movement now and elevated the State to top position in the national campaign for power conservation.
‘Not restricting the movement to just use of LED bulbs we have now enhanced the potential of power conservation and environment protection to many other innovative strategies. We have earned global applause by installing LED bulbs in street lighting system of the coastal city of Visakhapatnam, which had gone dark for days after HudHud cyclone impact… AP has spearheaded the LED revolution in India by creating huge demand of around 2 Crore Bulbs’, he said in the open letter which has been issued by Ajay Jain, Prl. Secretary (Energy, I&I, CRDA).
The Chief Minister said they have distributed 1.9 Crore LED bulbs so far in 13 Districts of AP within a short span of one and half year, thus created flutters worldwide among the International agencies working on Energy conservation and Climate Change. AP has been touted to be the leading state in the World in implementing Energy Efficiency measures. Everywhere including the COP 21 summit held in Paris in 2016, AP’s LED revolution found place in the Global arena. The expected annual reduction of energy out of 1.9 Cr LED Bulbs distributed so far is around 1400 Million Units and around 500 MW of avoided capacity. This quantum of reduction in energy usage results in avoiding of emission of One Million Tones of Carbon Dioxide gas into the environment every year.
By achieving new mile stones in use of LED bulbs AP has become a role model state in the country in energy conservation campaigns, he added. (NSS)