UHBVN to distribute CFLs with Osram's help

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Chandigarh, Aug 8 (UNI) The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) would soon launch the first of its kind scheme in the world with the help of Osram India Ltd to distribute about 5.30 lakh Compact Florescent Lamps (CFLs).

These lamps would be distributed with the help of the Haryana Ex-Servicemen League (HESL) to each household in Yamunanagar and Sonepat districts in the first phase in order to promote energy conservation under Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

Inaugurating the first CDM Energy Efficiency training programme, UHBVN Managing Director Vijayendra Kumar stressed the need for energy conservation and highlighted the various aspects of the programme.

He said Haryana was the first state chosen for this kind of project in the world. Under the scheme, conventional bulbs of 100 Watts and 60 Watts would be replaced by CFL of 20 Watts and 15 Watts respectively in each household. The life span of CFL was about ten years.

This would save energy and help in reducing, Carbon Dioxide Emissions.

He said more than eighty per cent electricity would be conserved by using CFLs in place of the conventional bulbs. In case of unexpected early failure of CFL due to technical defects, lamps would be exchanged free of charge within twelve months through UHBVN.

He also said that the project would be developed under the CDM (Clean Development Mechanism) of the Kyoto Protocol and would be monitored by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC). Under this programme, each conventional bulb would be collected and destroyed to avoid its reuse.


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