KREDL to replace bulbs with CFLs in State
The scheme could result in savings of 1,000 MW power
50 million incandescent bulbs to be replaced by agency with low-cost CFLs
Agency will collect only Rs. 15 per CFL from household
Bangalore: In yet another mega energy conservation scheme, the Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) has decided to replace incandescent bulbs (ordinary lighting bulbs) in all the houses of Karnataka with energy efficient Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) as part of the measures to fight power shortage.
KREDL Managing Director B. Shivalingaiah told presspersons that nearly 50 million incandescent bulbs would be replaced under the above scheme. The KREDL was getting ready to invite global tenders to take up the replacement.
Under this scheme, 50 million light bulbs of households would be bought by the implementing agency and be replaced with CFLs by collecting a nominal amount of Rs. 15 per CFL from households.