Chandigarh, Dec 31 (UNI) In order to save energy in Haryana, as many as 65,630 Compact Fluoroscent Lamps (CFLs) and 33,461 energy efficient T-5 tubelights has been installed in the state government buildings at a cost of Rs 1.67 crore, Deputy Chief Minister Chander Mohan said today.
Mr Chander Mohan said the government has taken a number of steps to save the energy in a big way so that the power demand in the state could be fulfilled.
He said the Energy Conservation Act-2001 had come into force in the State with effect from March last and the department of Renewable Energy had been designated as Nodal agency.
By installing the CFLs and T-5 energy efficiency tubelights, the Haryana government had saved 122 lakh units of power amounting to Rs 4.88 crore in electricity bills of the Government sector organisations, he added.
The Deputy Chief Minister said that 25 per cent of power was being used for lighting purpose in the state and CFLs could save 80 per cent of the electricity. While enumerating the details of annual power saving by replacing one 100 W ordinary bulb with the CFL would result in a annual saving of Rs 356.
The cost of the CFL would be recovered within three to a four months as the average life of a CFL as compared to ordinary bulb was eight to 10 times more, he added.