Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Consumer Technology

Indian Government To Sell $6 LED Lamp For $0.16 To Boost Demand-Side Energy Efficiency

The Indian ministry of power has initiated measures to make the promise of Prime Minister Modi to provide electricity supply and lamps to all households in the country by the end of the decade. The latest measure is aimed at households and energy efficiency. Led_lamp

The government plans to offer subsidised LED lamps to households in an attempt to reduce power demand and improve energy efficiency on the demand side. An Energy Efficiency Services company will procure such lamps in bulk and sell them at subsidised rates to consumers. The program will start from the southern state of Andhra Pradesh.

The government of Andhra Pradesh has signed an agreement with an Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture company between four public sector companies. The state government had organised a tender bidding for companies to provide LED lamps at the lowest cost. The lowest price quoted for a single lamp was ₹204 ($3.3) while the market price is close to ₹400 ($6.5). The EESL will procure these lamps and sell them at ₹10 ($0.16). Each eligible household will be offered two LED lamps.

The savings realised by the electricity suppliers in the form of low power demand will be paid back to Energy Efficiency Services Limited.

EESL has already procured 2 million LED lamps for distribution in various districts of Andhra Pradesh. The Demand Side Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) launched by the state government aims to cover 3.7 million households, providing two LED lamps each.

In addition to this scheme, the central government will also work on a similar program aimed solely at households living in poverty. The EESL model has been in implementation in some other jurisdictions of India. About 750,000 LED lamps have been distributed in the union territory of Pudhuchery while ESSL has also retrofitted several streetlights with LED lamps.

LED lamps use about a tenth of the electricity consumed by incandescent lamps, still widely used across the country. India still suffers from significant demand-supply mismatch in the electricity sector. This latest initiative by the Indian government would hopefully reap benefits to the ailing power sector.

Image Credit: Miass | CC BY-SA 3.0

Don't want to miss a cleantech story? Sign up for daily news updates from CleanTechnica on email. Or follow us on Google News!

Have a tip for CleanTechnica, want to advertise, or want to suggest a guest for our CleanTech Talk podcast? Contact us here.
Written By

Mridul currently works as Head-News & Data at Climate Connect Limited, a market research and analytics firm in the renewable energy and carbon markets domain. He earned his Master’s in Technology degree from The Energy & Resources Institute in Renewable Energy Engineering and Management. He also has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering. Mridul has a keen interest in renewable energy sector in India and emerging carbon markets like China and Australia.


You May Also Like


As the world accelerates the transition to electric vehicles, it is important for the world’s largest markets to lead the way in terms of...


At the coal face of a conference that involved governmental figures, academics, logistics customers and OEMs, the detailed technical conversations are almost all about...


After a very slow start, the Indian battery-electric car market is starting to get exciting. BYD is expanding its presence in the country, shifting...


India’s electric 2-wheeler market has been booming over the last few years. However, the electric car sector has been pretty slow. India’s electric car...

Copyright © 2023 CleanTechnica. The content produced by this site is for entertainment purposes only. Opinions and comments published on this site may not be sanctioned by and do not necessarily represent the views of CleanTechnica, its owners, sponsors, affiliates, or subsidiaries.