DHVBN declares 3 more CFL villages

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Chandigarh, Oct 16 (UNI) The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) today declared three more villages under its Operation Circle, Narnaul--Chandpur, Notana and Alawalpur--as cent per cent compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) villages under the ongoing campaign for energy conservation.

A DHBVN spokesman said today that now the total number of CFL villages in the area of the Operation Circle Narnaul had increased to 64.

He said in village Chandpur, 270 residents have metered regular power connections. To replace all power guzzler incandescent bulbs, the consumers purchased 710 CFLs from the camp organised by the DHBVN officials and the CFL vehicle of DHBVN. As many as 90 CFLs were already in use in the village.

He said in village Notana, 477 of 792 houses had metered regular power connections. The Nigam employees declared it a cent per cent CFL village with the replacement of all the 451 incandescent bulbs. About same number of CFLs was already in use in the village, he added.

In village Alawalpur, which had 143 electricity connections, the employees got replaced all the 150 incandescent bulbs.

Over 150 CFLs were already in use for lighting in the village.

He said that with the replacement of the remaining incandescent bulbs in these villages, there had been an average reduction of 25 ampere per transformer in the load on the nine transformers feeding these villages.

The spokesman said the DHBVN officials camped and organised CFL stalls in these villages and went from door to door along with Sarpanches and other members of Panchayats to persuade the residents to replace traditional yellow bulbs with the energy efficient CFLs.

UNI

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